March 16: C6 Launch Systems symbolically inaugurated its new rocket test platform at Spaceport America by launching a small rocket. The company will begin actual rocket engine testing on the facility next week.

February 19: Technologies developed for space exploration have found many applications for down-to-Earth humans for decades. An Albuquerque company is developing a crop-boosting agricultural technology for use on long-duration space voyages.

February 1: Virgin Galactic announced that its next powered test flight to space will take place in a window starting February 13 at Spaceport America.

December 16: California-based SpinLaunch announced it will be expanding its operations and facilities at Spaceport America over the next 10 years. The company plans to have a permanent presence at the facility and begin test launches in 2021.

December 11: Virgin Galactic's test flight from Spaceport America was aborted shortly after SpaceShipTwo's engine ignited. The engine was not at fault. The loss of a monitoring computer connection to the engine triggered an automatic shutdown. The safety system worked as designed.





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March 16: C6 Launch Systems symbolically inaugurated its new rocket test platform at Spaceport America by launching a small rocket. The company will begin actual rocket engine testing on the facility next week.

February 19
: Technologies developed for space exploration have found many applications for down-to-Earth humans for decades. An Albuquerque company is developing a crop-boosting agricultural technology for use on long-duration space voyages.

February 1
: Virgin Galactic announced that its next powered test flight to space will take place in a window starting February 13 at Spaceport America.

December 16
: California-based SpinLaunch announced it will be expanding its operations and facilities at Spaceport America over the next 10 years. The company plans to have a permanent presence at the facility and begin test launches in 2021.

December 11
: Virgin Galactic's test flight from Spaceport America was aborted shortly after SpaceShipTwo's engine ignited. The engine was not at fault. The loss of a monitoring computer connection to the engine triggered an automatic shutdown. The safety system worked as designed.










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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 2010-2021.
The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space at Spaceport America.
Photo by Loretta Hall