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.