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New Mexico Museum of Space History

A museum dedicated to the exploration of space and the commemoration of the significant role rockets and space technology have in human history.

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Before spending days on end learning about UFOs in Roswell and surfing the moon-like dunes at White Sands (20 miles west!), it only makes sense to brush up on your space facts. The New Mexico Museum of Space History is home to an interactive space shuttle simulator, a moon rock brought back on Apollo 17, an IMAX theater, planetarium, and giant space science research center. Honorable Mentions: New Mexico Museum of Art

leah 3 years ago

The area around White Sands played an important role in the history of space flight, with many early rockets having been tested here. The excellent New Mexico Museum of Space History is a great place to learn about this history, with exhibits including satellites, rockets, and the International Space Hall of Fame.

michaelwarford 3 years ago

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