Then back into Alamogordo to drive through town. It was close to 5PM when I arrived at the New Mexico Space History Museum on the hill above the town, and it closes at 5. The cashier didn't want to let me in, but when I offered to pay anyway, she let me (and then some other people that had been looking around the lobby) in for free.
For me, 25 minutes at the New Mexico Space History Museum was almost long enough. Although I love space and aviation, after visiting the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, the displays in this museum aren't very impressive. Many of the displays in the Space History Museum are small models and pictures of the kind of things the Kansas Cosmosphere actually has.
The most interesting display wa about the Pupniks - the Russian space dogs that were kept secret during the cold war. The rockets on display outside were nice, but I had just been to Missile Park with its more impressive display.
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