Spaceport

Spaceport America appoints Susan Raitt as Director of Business Development

July 16, 2021, Sierra County, NM- Spaceport America has announced the appointment of Ms. Susan Raitt as the Director of Business Development. Starting July 24, Ms. Raitt will be charged with attracting new aerospace customers to the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport. As Business Development lead Ms. Raitt has been instrumental in working with Spaceport America’s [...]

Spaceport America appoints Susan Raitt as Director of Business Development2021-07-17T14:08:58-06:00

New Mexico’s Spaceport America hosts Sir Richard Branson’s spaceflight

July 11, 2021, Sierra County, NM- Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, hosted Virgin Galactic’s first commercial passenger spaceflight from Southern New Mexico with Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson on board. This is the first of many commercial human spaceflight operations from the New Mexico spaceport as Virgin Galactic looks to begin regular passenger [...]

New Mexico’s Spaceport America hosts Sir Richard Branson’s spaceflight2021-07-12T14:08:42-06:00

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 7

Spaceport America Podcast – Episode 7: Commercial Spaceflight with Wayne Monteith FAA On Episode 7 of the official Spaceport America Podcast, host Alice Carruth chats with Wayne Monteith, FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation. Listen or watch to find out what it takes to send people into space. Listen to this or past Spaceport [...]

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 72021-07-06T14:10:56-06:00

Stratodynamics and UAVOS Perform Successful Stratospheric Mission at Spaceport America

June 29, 2021-Sierra County, N.M. — Stratodynamics Inc. and UAVOS have successfully performed a series stratospheric flights with the HiDRONTM, an autonomous aircraft, at Spaceport America, New Mexico. The mission objectives were to advance new systems for forward sensing turbulence detection onboard aircraft at near-space and commercial flight altitudes. The early June flight campaign was [...]

Stratodynamics and UAVOS Perform Successful Stratospheric Mission at Spaceport America2021-06-29T14:10:15-06:00

2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup Winners Announced

June 20, 2021, Sierra County, NM- Spaceport America and the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) are pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup. Spaceport America also announced the return of an in-person Spaceport America Cup in 2022 from June 21-25 [...]

2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup Winners Announced2021-06-21T14:08:29-06:00

Hybrid Balloon/Glider System Tests NASA-Supported Turbulence Detection Technology at Spaceport America

June 9, 2021-Sierra County, N.M. — In a series of flights between June 1 and 6 Stratodynamics Inc. of Lewes, Delaware, launched its HiDRON stratospheric glider from a high-altitude balloon at Spaceport America in New Mexico carrying technology supported by NASA’s Flight Opportunities program for the first time. Flying aboard were technologies developed by the University [...]

Hybrid Balloon/Glider System Tests NASA-Supported Turbulence Detection Technology at Spaceport America2021-06-09T14:12:31-06:00

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 6

Spaceport America Podcast – Episode 6: “Out of this World: New Mexico’s Contributions to Space Travel” with Loretta Hall On Episode 6 of the official Spaceport America Podcast, host Alice Carruth chats with Loretta Hall, author of nonfiction space books including Out of this World: New Mexico’s Contributions to Space Travel. In May of 2021, New [...]

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 62021-06-04T14:09:24-06:00

Virgin Galactic Achieves First Human Spaceflight From Spaceport America, New Mexico

May 22, 2021-Sierra County, N.M. — Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“The Company or Virgin Galactic”) today completed its third spaceflight and the first ever spaceflight from Spaceport America, New Mexico. Today’s flight sees New Mexico become the third US state to launch humans into space. VSS Unity achieved a speed of Mach 3 after [...]

Virgin Galactic Achieves First Human Spaceflight From Spaceport America, New Mexico2021-05-24T14:09:23-06:00

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 5

Spaceport America Podcast – Episode 5: Spaceport America Cup with Cliff Olmsted On Episode 5 of the official Spaceport America Podcast, host Alice Carruth chats with Cliff Olmsted, President of the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA). Cliff first joined ESRA in 2017 as the Competition Rules Director when IREC (now known as Spaceport America Cup) [...]

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 52021-05-11T14:07:42-06:00

Sign up for the 2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup

April 19, 2021, Sierra County, NM- Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup https://www.accelevents.com/e/2021VirtualSpaceportAmericaCup. This special online event, aimed at college-level students, marks the culmination of this year’s academic competition and will offer university teams the chance to present their rocket designs. Tickets are priced at $30 for general admission, $15 for [...]

Sign up for the 2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup2021-04-20T14:07:41-06:00