Spaceport

2020 Spaceport America Cup Cancelled

March 24, 2020 Spaceport America, NM – Spaceport America and the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) have made the difficult decision to cancel the fourth annual Spaceport America Cup that was scheduled for June 16 – 20, 2020 at Spaceport America. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made based on the Centers [...]

2020 Spaceport America Cup Cancelled2020-03-24T14:09:38-06:00

Spaceport America Welcomes Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc., a vertically integrated aerospace company, has successfully completed another vital step on its path to commercial service, relocating SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, to its commercial headquarters at Spaceport America’s Gateway to Space building. Dan Hicks, Spaceport America’s Executive Director, congratulated the Virgin Galactic team, saying “This truly is the dawn of a [...]

Spaceport America Welcomes Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity2020-02-15T13:10:38-07:00

Economic Impact of Spaceport America is Announced

New Mexico Spaceport Authority Executive Director Daniel Hicks and Moss Adams Consulting Partner Dr. John Tysseling discussed the current and future economic impacts of Spaceport America at a news conference yesterday at the New Mexico State Capitol. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham also announced the names of companies that have recently announced their plans to locate [...]

Economic Impact of Spaceport America is Announced2020-02-01T13:08:56-07:00

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Kicks Off First Space Valley Summit

January 9, 2020 – Yesterday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham kicked off New Mexico’s first Space Valley Summit, an event that brought together the federal and state leaders of New Mexico’s space industry. Facilitated by Dan Hicks, Executive Director of the NM Spaceport Authority, New Mexico State University Chancellor Dr. Dan Arivzu, and Dr. Thomas Cooley, Chief [...]

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Kicks Off First Space Valley Summit2020-01-10T13:09:42-07:00

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 Office2019-10-16T14:11:17-06:00

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’2019-08-16T14:08:40-06:00

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 Cup2019-06-28T14:13:02-06:00