New Mexico Museum of Space History Welcomes Visitor Five Million

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, the facility’s five millionth visitor walked through the door.

Visitor Number Five Million, known to family and friends as Milan Bellile, and his wife Beverly were taken by surprise by the unexpected fanfare when he bought that very important admission ticket. “I was overwhelmed! This is certainly the highlight of our trip,” said Bellile. “I was totally surprised when the museum director told me I was the five millionth visitor. I just want to say how great the people we’ve met here are and how knowledgeable about space history,” he added. The Bellile’s were treated to a large gift basket of space goodies from the museum gift shop, an annual membership package to the museum, a certificate for Sunday Brunch for two at The Lodge in Cloudcroft, a photo of the Apollo 16 launch autographed by Astronaut Charlie Duke, and a prize package of t-shirts, caps, mugs and more from all the radio stations in the Burt Broadcasting group.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589 or visit the website at

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