September 15: A developer for the Midland International Air and Space Port announced that a demonstration round-trip point-to-point spaceflight between Spaceport America and the Texas facility may happen next year.

September 6: Virgin Galactic announced its next test flight of SpaceShipTwo will take place at Spaceport America on or shortly after October 22, 2020.

July 23: The HAWK30, a solar-powered high-altitude "cell tower in the sky" made its first test flight at Spaceport America. Testing of the new communications glider will continue at the $8-million facility constructed  at the spaceport by its developer. The company now has 35 employees working in the area to support the program.

July 20: Data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's (SDSS's) most recent project has enabled astrophysicists to create the largest-ever 3-D map of the Universe. Data collection was accomplished during a six-year period at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico and the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile (the country, not the pepper). Both observatories have similar 2.5-meter telescopes and are gearing up for the next phase of the SDSS.


New Mexico Space News
New Mexico Space News
2020
2020
September 15: A developer for the Midland International Air and Space Port announced that a demonstration round-trip point-to-point spaceflight between Spaceport America and the Texas facility may happen next year.

September 6
: Virgin Galactic announced its next test flight of SpaceShipTwo will take place at Spaceport America on or shortly after October 22, 2020.

July 23
: The HAWK30, a solar-powered high-altitude "cell tower in the sky" made its first test flight at Spaceport America. Testing of the new communications glider will continue at the $8-million facility constructed  at the spaceport by its developer. The company now has 35 employees working in the area to support the program.

July 20
: Data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's (SDSS's) most recent project has enabled astrophysicists to create the largest-ever 3-D map of the Universe. Data collection was accomplished during a six-year period at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico and the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile (the country, not the pepper). Both observatories have similar 2.5-meter telescopes and are gearing up for the next phase of the SDSS.








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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 2010-2020.
The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space at Spaceport America.
Photo by Loretta Hall