The New Mexico Museum of Space History

The New Mexico Museum of Space History a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, has been a New Mexico institution since 1976. Located in Alamogordo, New Mexico, the museum is just a short day trip from Las Cruces. It offers a variety of artifacts and displays related to aerospace, space flight and the space age, with a focus on New Mexico’s role in the U.S. manned space program. Highlights of your visit to the museum will include exhibits about the U.S. and international space programs, HAM the Astrochimp, the International Space Hall of Fame, large format films and planetarium shows screened daily in the New Horizons Theater, and the John P. Stapp Air and Space Park featuring the Little Joe II rocket – the largest rocket ever launched from New Mexico to date.

The museum is also the designated repository for Spaceport America and the National Space Society.

Fun fact: Ham the first chimpanzee to go to space is buried at the museum grounds.


3198 State Rte 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88310