Spaceport

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

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 4

Spaceport America Podcast – Episode 4: Celebrating Yuri’s Night with founder Loretta Whitesides Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides is on a mission, a Space mission. Author of The New Right Stuff: Using Space to Bring Out the Best in You. Co-founder of global Space party Yuri’s Night. Founder Astronaut with Virgin Galactic. Creator of SpaceKind leadership training. Loretta [...]

Spaceport America Podcast Episode 42021-04-07T14:08:53-06:00

Spaceport America Podcast Number 3

New on the Spaceport America Podcast, meet the newly appointed Executive Director of Spaceport America, Scott McLaughlin. Click on any of the links below to listen to this episode or any past episode. Listen to the Podcast on the web at https://lascrucestoday.com/spaceport-america-official-podcast-ep-3-meet-new-executive-director-scott-mclaughlin/ Listen to the Podcast on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/show/3aj4WTWI5twYXRAZdb3LZi Listen to the Podcast on [...]

Spaceport America Podcast Number 32021-03-13T13:09:13-07:00

Scott A. McLaughlin Picked to Head New Mexico’s Spaceport America

SPACEPORT AMERICA – Scott A. McLaughlin, a New Mexico native and a long- time business and engineering professional, has been selected by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Board of Directors as the new executive director of Spaceport America, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today. McLaughlin graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.S. [...]

Scott A. McLaughlin Picked to Head New Mexico’s Spaceport America2021-03-02T13:10:08-07:00

Scott A. McLaughlin Picked to Head New Mexico’s Spaceport America

SPACEPORT AMERICA – Scott A. McLaughlin, a New Mexico native and a long- time business and engineering professional, has been selected by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Board of Directors as the new executive director of Spaceport America, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today. McLaughlin graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.S. [...]

Scott A. McLaughlin Picked to Head New Mexico’s Spaceport America2021-03-02T13:10:08-07:00