The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a 30-minute drive from the White Sands National Monument. Since I am attracted to anything concerning space, I decided to drive to the east side of Alamogordo, New Mexico to check it out.
The museum is not hard to locate. In fact, you can see even a mile afar, as it is situated atop a hill. First impression: the building looks magnificent from where it stands.
There’s the mountain range as its backdrop.
It is Alamogordo!
Go to the top first.
A view form the top.
There are a number of space memorabilia, like this Lunar Sample Container./
There are scale models of different shuttles.
Few astronaut suits.
Some engine parts on display.
Winding ramp that goes from top to lower levels.
Rocket parts on display.
Dr. John Paul Stapp
An Apollo Service Propulsion System Engine.
There is a guide to New Mexico’s space trail.
Before you leave the building, you get to try on space suits.
Guess who this is?
The outside exhibits.
As I mentioned above, the building looks magnificent!
This little museum in a small town captures the history of space exploration. However, do not expect this facility to be at par with other space museums across the U.S. where actual vehicles are on display.
Admission fee is only $5.
New Mexico Museum of Space History
Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
Phone Number: 877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
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See also: My other travel adventures.