Each month during 2018, a previous month's postings to New Mexico Space News will be moved to this page. Please use the links on the lower left to access postings from previous years.

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April 29: Congratulations to Solstar Space Company of Santa Fe for sending the first tweet from space via its Schmitt Space Communicator commercial wi-fi system! The system was one of eight payloads on Blue Origin's New Shepard flight today.

April 15: The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology's Rocket Team launched a Mustang VI-B rocket at Spaceport America. The reusable rocket reached an altitude of 24,127 feet and a speed of Mach 1.27 before landing successfully.

April 6: Virgin Galactic's new SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, completed its first powered test flight. After release from the mothership at 46,500 feet, its hybrid rocket motor propelled it to Mach 1.87 during its 30-second burn. The ship reached an altitude of 84,271 feet (16 miles) before completing its glide landing.

April 4: NASA contracted with an Albuquerque firm for logistics support services at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. For one year beginning May 1, L&M Technologies will provide services for equipment; motor pool and transportation; flight hardware support operations; shipping and receiving; mail; moves and furniture; property disposal and material, property and warehouse management.

March 27: The Las Cruces Sun-News reported that a planned city visitor center in downtown will also function as a departure point for Spaceport America tours. Currently, all tours depart from Truth or Consequences, but the road approaching the spaceport from the south is being improved.

March 23: Exos Aerospace announced it has completed a hover test of its SARGE (Suborbital Autonomous Rocket with GuidancE) rocket and has a launch license for the first flight of the reusable suborbital rocket at Spaceport America in April.

January 11: Virgin Galactic conducted its seventh (and perhaps final) glide test flight of SpaceShipTwo in California. Powered test flights using its onboard hybrid rocket engine will begin soon.
New Mexico
Space News Archives

New Mexico Space  News Archives
Each month during 2018, a previous month's postings to New Mexico Space News will be moved to this page. Please use the links on the left to access postings from previous years.

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April 29: Congratulations to Solstar Space Company of Santa Fe for sending the first tweet from space via its Schmitt Space Communicator commercial wi-fi system! The system was one of eight payloads on Blue Origin's New Shepard flight today.

April 15
: The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology's Rocket Team launched a Mustang VI-B rocket at Spaceport America. The reusable rocket reached an altitude of 24,127 feet and a speed of Mach 1.27 before landing successfully.

April 6
: Virgin Galactic's new SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, completed its first powered test flight. After release from the mothership at 46,500 feet, its hybrid rocket motor propelled it to Mach 1.87 during its 30-second burn. The ship reached an altitude of 84,271 feet (16 miles) before completing its glide landing.

April 4
: NASA contracted with an Albuquerque firm for logistics support services at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. For one year beginning May 1, L&M Technologies will provide services for equipment; motor pool and transportation; flight hardware support operations; shipping and receiving; mail; moves and furniture; property disposal and material, property and warehouse management.

March 27
: The Las Cruces Sun-News reported that a planned city visitor center in downtown will also function as a departure point for Spaceport America tours. Currently, all tours depart from Truth or Consequences, but the road approaching the spaceport from the south is being improved.

March 23
: Exos Aerospace announced it has completed a hover test of its SARGE (Suborbital Autonomous Rocket with GuidancE) rocket and has a launch license for the first flight of the reusable suborbital rocket at Spaceport America in April.


January 11
: Virgin Galactic conducted its seventh (and perhaps final) glide test flight of SpaceShipTwo in California. Powered test flights using its onboard hybrid rocket engine will begin soon.
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Robert Goddard towing one of his rockets to the launch site near Roswell about 1931, courtesy of NASA.

WhiteKnightTwo carrying SpaceShipTwo at Spaceport America runway dedication flyover, photo by Loretta Hall.
Photo Credits
Robert Goddard towing one of his rockets to the launch site near Roswell about 1931, courtesy of NASA.

WhiteKnightTwo carrying SpaceShipTwo at Spaceport America runway dedication flyover, photo by Loretta Hall.

Unless otherwise credited, all material on this site is © Loretta Hall 2010-2017.
Unless otherwise credited, all material on this site is © Loretta Hall 2010-2018.