December 10: Astronomers using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array near Socorro, New Mexico, discovered a corkscrew-like structure within a galactic jet ejected from a supermassive black hole.

December 7: 184 middle school students from the Albuquerque area launched 20 rockets in a field near Rio Rancho, New Mexico, as part of the TECH Mission program conducted by the Air Force Research Lab located at Kirtland Air Force Base.

November 29: One antenna at the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) successfully sent data to the Commensal Open Source Multimode Interferometer Cluster (COSMIC) system. Ultimately, the system will utilize all 27 VLA antennas to gather data for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

November 24: The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology was awarded initial funding toward the construction of three telescopes and two scientific instruments at the Magdalena Ridge Observatory. The project will improve detection and characterization of objects at Geosynchronous Earth Orbit and beyond.

November 9: SpinLaunch, a Spaceport America tenant, conducted its first successful test launch using kinetic energy as the primary method of thrust. The projectile was flung from a one-third scale version of the ultimate launch mechanism and reached an altitude "in the tens of thousands of feet."

October 7: Tenant AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) is expanding its footprint at Spaceport America, bringing two new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) projects to New Mexico for testing and training. Operations for JUMP 20 medium unmanned aircraft systems (MUAS) and tactical unmanned aircraft systems (TUAS) have begun out of the Spaceport's Vertical Launch Area.






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December 10: Astronomers using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array near Socorro, New Mexico, discovered a corkscrew-like structure within a galactic jet ejected from a supermassive black hole.

December 7
: 184 middle school students from the Albuquerque area launched 20 rockets in a field near Rio Rancho, New Mexico, as part of the TECH Mission program conducted by the Air Force Research Lab located at Kirtland Air Force Base.

November 29
: One antenna at the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) successfully sent data to the Commensal Open Source Multimode Interferometer Cluster (COSMIC) system. Ultimately, the system will utilize all 27 VLA antennas to gather data for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

November 24
: The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology was awarded initial funding toward the construction of three telescopes and two scientific instruments at the Magdalena Ridge Observatory. The project will improve detection and characterization of objects at Geosynchronous Earth Orbit and beyond.

November 9
: SpinLaunch, a Spaceport America tenant, conducted its first successful test launch using kinetic energy as the primary method of thrust. The projectile was flung from a one-third scale version of the ultimate launch mechanism and reached an altitude "in the tens of thousands of feet."

October 7
: Tenant AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) is expanding its footprint at Spaceport America, bringing two new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) projects to New Mexico for testing and training. Operations for JUMP 20 medium unmanned aircraft systems (MUAS) and tactical unmanned aircraft systems (TUAS) have begun out of the Spaceport's Vertical Launch Area.








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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.
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