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."

October 25
: A state-of-the-art solid rocket motor manufacturing and test facility have been completed at Spaceport America. Engineering.com reports that the facility will be used to produce military-grade rocket motors for the government as well as UP Aerospace's commercial orbital launch vehicles.

October 25
: A contractor has been selected to improve the southern access road to Spaceport America. This will provide a shorter route from the Las Cruces/El Paso area.

October 24
: Virgin Galactic announced the FAA has added Spaceport America as an approved launch site in its operator license.

October 9:
Using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, two teams independently found the universe's missing "visible" matter. Models predict the existence of twice as much visible matter (as opposed to dark matter) as had previously been detected. The newly detected matter exists in the hot, diffuse gas between galaxies. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey was conducted at the Very Large Array radiotelescope in New Mexico.




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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."

October 25
: A state-of-the-art solid rocket motor manufacturing and test facility have been completed at Spaceport America. Engineering.com reports that the facility will be used to produce military-grade rocket motors for the government as well as UP Aerospace's commercial orbital launch vehicles.

October 25
: A contractor has been selected to improve the southern access road to Spaceport America. This will provide a shorter route from the Las Cruces/El Paso area.

October 24
: Virgin Galactic announced the FAA has added Spaceport America as an approved launch site in its operator license.

October 9
: Using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, two teams independently found the universe's missing "visible" matter. Models predict the existence of twice as much visible matter (as opposed to dark matter) as had previously been detected. The newly detected matter exists in the hot, diffuse gas between galaxies. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey was conducted at the Very Large Array radiotelescope in New Mexico.












For previous news postings, visit the News Archives page.


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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.

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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.
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
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