Having a blast in NM

On the drive to Alamogordo, we passed a sign for a Space Murals Museum—on the NASA Road exit. How could we pass that up?!

This place is worth a stop. Besides the beautiful murals and rocket shells outside, the museum is jam-packed with artifacts, photos, patches, models, etc, collected by a local man over the years.

Space Murals Museum

Space Murals Museum

Down the road is the White Sands Missile Range. A lot of research and testing in the early days of the space program was conducted at White Sands. And in the early 80s, the space shuttle landed at the airstrip here. (“Not White Plains! White Sands!” #spacecamp #jinxandmaxfriendsforever)

White Sands Missile Range

The rocket and aircraft garden and museum are both free. Maybe try to visit when there’s not a crazy storm coming down from the mountains.

White Sands Missile Range Museum

White Sands Missile Range Museum

On the other side of town is the New Mexico Museum of Space History. They also have a rocket garden, and the museum is large and full of neat exhibits. And there’s a great view of Alamogordo from up there!

New Mexico Museum of Space History

New Mexico Museum of Space History

New Mexico Museum of Space History

This is a fun museum. There are planetarium shows and a few hands-on areas. One was a small platform that you stand on to feel the rumble of a rocket launch. It was loud! There was also a simulator for landing the space shuttle. Nailed it!

And last but not least…

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