New Mexico Space News
New Mexico Space News
2017
2017
December 6: Virgin Galactic announced that in 2018, 85 employees and their families will relocate to New Mexico to ramp up operations at Spaceport America. This will triple the number of Virgin Galactic employees working in the state.

November 10
: The Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. in Los Alamos, NM, is doing subcontract work on a NASA-funded project to develop nuclear thermal propulsion rocket technology.

November 8
: Virgin Galactic is increasing its number of full-time employees in New Mexico to 30 by the end of 2017. After some additional testing of the new SpaceShipTwo in California, testing will be moved to Spaceport America.

November 4
: A team from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) launched a Mustang 6A suborbital rocket at Spaceport America. The third launch by a New Mexico Tech team successfully tested "several newly designed and innovative subsystems."













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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.

Unless otherwise credited, all material on this site is © Loretta Hall 2010-2017.
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December 6: Virgin Galactic announced that in 2018, 85 employees and their families will relocate to New Mexico to ramp up operations at Spaceport America. This will triple the number of Virgin Galactic employees working in the state.

November 10
: The Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. in Los Alamos, NM, is doing subcontract work on a NASA-funded project to develop nuclear thermal propulsion rocket technology.

November 8
: Virgin Galactic is increasing its number of full-time employees in New Mexico to 30 by the end of 2017. After some additional testing of the new SpaceShipTwo in California, testing will be moved to Spaceport America.

November 4
: A team from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) launched a Mustang 6A suborbital rocket at Spaceport America. The third launch by a New Mexico Tech team successfully tested "several newly designed and innovative subsystems."





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The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space at Spaceport America, October 21, 2011, viewed from the northwest.
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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.
The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space at Spaceport America, October 21, 2011, viewed from the northeast.
Photo by Loretta Hall
UP Aerospace launch
June 21, 2013
Spaceport America
Photo by Loretta Hall