New Mexico Space News
August 11:  For the first time, Los Alamos National Laboratory partnered with a private company to perform a suborbital flight experiment involving a Los Alamos-developed diagnostic and communication payload. An 800-pound rocket sped more than 60 miles into the atmosphere at six times the speed of sound, sending back flight diagnostics like temperature and acceleration that will be used to develop national security technology.

July 11: Virgin Galactic flew Richard Branson and five Virgin Galactic employees to an altitude of 53.5 miles from Spaceport America.

July 1: Virgin Galactic announced that Richard Branson will be aboard a test flight of SpaceShipTwo from Spaceport America on July 11. It will be the company's first flight following approval of its license approval for carrying commercial passengers.




New Mexico Space News
2021
2021
August 11:  For the first time, Los Alamos National Laboratory partnered with a private company to perform a suborbital flight experiment involving a Los Alamos-developed diagnostic and communication payload. An 800-pound rocket sped more than 60 miles into the atmosphere at six times the speed of sound, sending back flight diagnostics like temperature and acceleration that will be used to develop national security technology.

July 11
: Virgin Galactic flew Richard Branson and five Virgin Galactic employees to an altitude of 53.5 miles from Spaceport America.

July 1
: Virgin Galactic announced that Richard Branson will be aboard a test flight of SpaceShipTwo from Spaceport America on July 11. It will be the company's first flight following approval of its license approval for carrying commercial passengers.






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