Organ, New Mexico: Space Murals Museum

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Address:
12450 Hwy 70 E., Organ, NM
Directions:
I-25 exit 6 onto US Hwy 70 in Las Cruces. Drive 12 miles east. Exit onto Nasa Rd, bear left, then immediately turn right, at the Space Murals Museum sign, just before the ramp back onto US Hwy 70.
Hours:
M-Sa 9 am - 6 pm. Su- Closed. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
575-382-0977
RA Rates:
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Space Murals Museum.

Space Murals Museum

Artwork on an outdoor water tank chronicles the history of the U.S. space program. Inside, displays include a model of the forgotten Space Station Freedom.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/26/2010]

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Space Murals Museum

There's really only one mural at the Space Murals Museum, and it stretches around the outside of a circular 1.2 million gallon outdoor water tank. Colorful artwork chronicles the history of the U.S. space program from the 1950s to the 1986 Challenger explosion, at which point we assume the artist ran out of room.

Surrounding the tank are outdoor displays such as the tail from a Nazi V-2 rocket, a Nike Hercules Missile, a one-eighth scale model of the Challenger, and a unique Space Shuttle-shaped pond filled with Koi fish.

The indoor displays skew heavily toward photos, but there is a large model of "Space Station Freedom" and a pair of dusty astronaut boots, although the jury's still out on whether that dust really came back from the Moon or not.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/10/2009]

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