Spaceport

With Interest in Space Soaring, Spaceport America Launches Merchandise Store

SPACEPORT AMERICA – December 3, 2019 – With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing on the moon, as well as major advances being made in the aerospace industry, public interest in space is at an all-time high. To celebrate this renewed interest in space, Spaceport America has launched an e-commerce site, offering [...]

With Interest in Space Soaring, Spaceport America Launches Merchandise Store2019-12-06T13:13:35-07:00

UP Aerospace Announces Successful Launch of Space Loft-14 Rocket from Spaceport America

Spaceport America, NM–November 26, 2019 – Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico and UP Aerospace, a space launch and flight test service provider based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with facilities at Spaceport America, announced the successful launch of UP Aerospace’s Space Loft 14 (SL-14) rocket from the Spaceport [...]

UP Aerospace Announces Successful Launch of Space Loft-14 Rocket from Spaceport America2019-12-06T13:13:36-07:00

Spaceport Attorney Conducts International Space Law Competition

SPACEPORT AMERICA – Melissa Force, General Counsel for New Mexico Spaceport Authority, presented a paper on Space Traffic Management to a large gathering of space law peers at the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) Colloquium as part of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), held in Washington, D.C. (October 21-25). But the most notable work [...]

Spaceport Attorney Conducts International Space Law Competition2019-11-06T13:07:56-07:00

NMSU and Spaceport America to Announce STEM Partnership, Unveil Spaceport America’s New Las Cruces Office

Las Cruces, NM – Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University will host a reception celebrating Spaceport America’s new home in Las Cruces, as well as a new collaborative agreement between NMSU and Spaceport America.The reception will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 4605 Research Park Circle, Suite A. Those who wish to [...]

NMSU and Spaceport America to Announce STEM Partnership, Unveil Spaceport America’s New Las Cruces Office2019-10-16T14:11:17-07:00

Virgin Galactic Opens the Doors to the ‘Gateway to Space’

First look at Spaceport Interior Design, Now Supporting New Mexico Flight Operations. Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA (15th August 2019): Virgin Galactic today revealed the first look at the interior fit-out of its Gateway to Space building at Spaceport America in New Mexico. The work completed showcased two floors of the building primarily focused on spaceflight [...]

Virgin Galactic Opens the Doors to the ‘Gateway to Space’2019-08-16T14:08:40-07:00

University of Washington Wins Third Annual Spaceport America Cup

University of Washington (Team 52), Seattle, WashingtonSpaceport America, NM – June 27, 2019 –Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport and theExperimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA), announced the University of Washington Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion as the Champion of the Third Annual Spaceport America Cup. Champions were selected in each category, and the University [...]

University of Washington Wins Third Annual Spaceport America Cup2019-06-28T14:13:02-07:00

USC Viterbi School of Engineering Rocket Propulsion Lab Believed to Have Broken Record

Rocket recorded an altitude in excess of 328,000 feet at apogee Spaceport America, NM–May 22, 2019 – Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA and the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering Rocket Propulsion Lab announced with a high degree of certainty a record-breaking [...]

USC Viterbi School of Engineering Rocket Propulsion Lab Believed to Have Broken Record2019-05-22T14:10:37-07:00

Sir Richard Branson Announces Virgin Galactic Move to Spaceport America this Summer, as Company Readies for Commercial Service

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO (May 10, 2019) — At a press conference today at the New Mexico State Capitol Building in Santa Fe, hosted by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson announced that Virgin Galactic’s development and testing program had advanced sufficiently to move the spaceline staff and space vehicles [...]

Sir Richard Branson Announces Virgin Galactic Move to Spaceport America this Summer, as Company Readies for Commercial Service2019-05-10T14:10:21-07:00

SpinLaunch Breaks Ground for New Test Facility at Spaceport America

SPACEPORT AMERICA, NEW MEXICO (May 7, 2019) —  Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, and SpinLaunch, an innovative new space company revolutionizing access to space, today celebrated the ground-breaking of SpinLaunch’s future test facility at Spaceport America. Attending the groundbreaking ceremony was Dan Hicks, CEO, Spaceport America, Alicia Keyes, Cabinet Secretary for Economic [...]

SpinLaunch Breaks Ground for New Test Facility at Spaceport America2019-05-08T14:09:59-07:00

New Mexico Tech Students Launch Experimental Rocket

Spaceport America, NM – April 13, 2019 – On Saturday, April 13 at 8:19 AM MDT, The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) Rocket Team launched the latest of its student rockets from the Spaceport America Vertical Launch Area. The rocket was developed jointly by NMT and White Sands Research and Developers (WSRDs), [...]

New Mexico Tech Students Launch Experimental Rocket2019-04-20T14:09:28-07:00