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Spaceport America Podcast Episode 10

Spaceport America Podcast – Episode 10: How Is Spaceport Funded? Alice Carruth of New Mexico Spaceport Authority speaks on this podcast about how Spaceport America is funded, the role it plays in our local economy in Southern New Mexico, and the future of aviation and space technologies and the importance of science education in local [...]

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 102021-10-11T14:10:40-06:00

AeroVironment expands footprint at Spaceport America

October 7, 2021, Sierra County, NM- AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) is expanding its footprint at Spaceport America bringing two new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) projects to New Mexico for testing and training. Operations for JUMP 20 medium unmanned aircraft systems (MUAS) and tactical unmanned aircraft systems (TUAS) have begun out of the Spaceport’s Vertical Launch Area. AeroVironment first became [...]

AeroVironment expands footprint at Spaceport America2021-10-08T14:09:27-06:00

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 9

Spaceport America Podcast – Episode 9: Bringing Space Science to the Classroom On Episode 9 of the official Spaceport America Podcast, host Alice Carruth of The New Mexico Spaceport Authority and guests Dr. Charles Miller from Spaceport America and Dan Loewen from Orion’s Quest discuss the importance of space science. Listen to this or past [...]

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 92021-09-23T14:08:45-06:00

Spaceport America and Global Spaceport Alliance to bring ISS data into local classrooms

September 10, 2021, Sierra County, NM- The Global Spaceport Alliance (GSA) Academic Partnership Working Group led by Spaceport America Aerospace Engineer Dr. Charles Miller, is working together to make space science more accessible in their communities. Academic Partnership Group members representing New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, the UK, Ecuador, and Japan are working with the non-profit education [...]

Spaceport America and Global Spaceport Alliance to bring ISS data into local classrooms2021-09-10T14:09:27-06:00

Los Alamos National Lab and UP Aerospace partner on suborbital flight experiment

September 1, 2021, Sierra County, NM- Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and UP Aerospace partnered for a launch from Spaceport America on August 11. For the first time, LANL, through the Stockpile Responsiveness Program, partnered with a private company to perform a suborbital flight experiment involving a Los Alamos-developed diagnostic and communication payload. The ReDX-1 flight test strengthens [...]

Los Alamos National Lab and UP Aerospace partner on suborbital flight experiment2021-09-07T14:08:15-06:00

NMSU engineering professor receives NASA MUREP Space Technology Artemis Research Implementation grant

August 9, 2021, Sierra County, NM- A new grant at New Mexico State University will help foster a research capacity at Minority Serving Institutions and be more competitive for research funding. Douglas Cortes, NMSU civil engineering associate professor, has received a two-year, nearly $500,000 grant from NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). His project, [...]

NMSU engineering professor receives NASA MUREP Space Technology Artemis Research Implementation grant2021-08-10T14:10:13-06:00

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