New Mexico Space News
New Mexico Space News
2019
2019
August 13: Virgin Galactic's carrier aircraft arrived at Spaceport America, its new home.

August 7
: Virgin Galactic announced it will relocate its carrier aircraft (aka "mothership"), VMS Eve, to its new home at Spaceport America. The company will also give the public its first view of the interior of its terminal/hangar facility at the spaceport.

June 18-22
: The third annual Spaceport America Cup competition attracted more than 120 teams from 14 countries. More than 90 rockets were launched, including liquid, solid, and hybrid fueled models. Most of them reached their intended altitudes, which were specified by different levels of competition.

June 19
: The US Department of Defense awarded a responsive launch prototype contract to SpinLaunch, a small satellite launch service that is developing a kinetic energy-based launch system. SpinLaunch is currently building a $7 million test facility at Spaceport America.









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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 2010-2019.
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August 13: Virgin Galactic's carrier aircraft arrived at Spaceport America, its new home.

August 7
: Virgin Galactic announced it will relocate its carrier aircraft (aka "mothership"), VMS Eve, to its new home at Spaceport America. The company will also give the public its first view of the interior of its terminal/hangar facility at the spaceport.

June 18-22
: The third annual Spaceport America Cup competition attracted more than 120 teams from 14 countries. More than 90 rockets were launched, including liquid, solid, and hybrid fueled models. Most of them reached their intended altitudes, which were specified by different levels of competition.

June 19
: The US Department of Defense awarded a responsive launch prototype contract to SpinLaunch, a small satellite launch service that is developing a kinetic energy-based launch system. SpinLaunch is currently building a $7 million test facility at Spaceport America.


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The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space at Spaceport America, viewed from the northwest.
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 2010-2019.
The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space at Spaceport America, viewed from the northeast.
Photo by Loretta Hall
UP Aerospace launch
June 21, 2013
Spaceport America
Photo by Loretta Hall