Entries by Spaceport America


Spaceport America Welcomes Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc., a vertically integrated aerospace company, has successfully completed another vital step on its path to commercial service, relocating SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, to its commercial headquarters at Spaceport America’s Gateway to Space building. Dan Hicks, Spaceport America’s Executive Director, congratulated the Virgin Galactic team, saying “This truly is the dawn of a […]

Economic Impact of Spaceport America is Announced

New Mexico Spaceport Authority Executive Director Daniel Hicks and Moss Adams Consulting Partner Dr. John Tysseling discussed the current and future economic impacts of Spaceport America at a news conference yesterday at the New Mexico State Capitol. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham also announced the names of companies that have recently announced their plans to locate […]

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Kicks Off First Space Valley Summit

January 9, 2020 – Yesterday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham kicked off New Mexico’s first Space Valley Summit, an event that brought together the federal and state leaders of New Mexico’s space industry. Facilitated by Dan Hicks, Executive Director of the NM Spaceport Authority, New Mexico State University Chancellor Dr. Dan Arivzu, and Dr. Thomas Cooley, Chief […]

UP Aerospace Announces Successful Launch of Space Loft-14 Rocket from Spaceport America

Spaceport America, NM–November 26, 2019 – Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico and UP Aerospace, a space launch and flight test service provider based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with facilities at Spaceport America, announced the successful launch of UP Aerospace’s Space Loft 14 (SL-14) rocket from the Spaceport […]

Spaceport Attorney Conducts International Space Law Competition

SPACEPORT AMERICA – Melissa Force, General Counsel for New Mexico Spaceport Authority, presented a paper on Space Traffic Management to a large gathering of space law peers at the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) Colloquium as part of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), held in Washington, D.C. (October 21-25). But the most notable work […]

NMSU and Spaceport America to Announce STEM Partnership, Unveil Spaceport America’s New Las Cruces Office

Las Cruces, NM – Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University will host a reception celebrating Spaceport America’s new home in Las Cruces, as well as a new collaborative agreement between NMSU and Spaceport America. The reception will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 4605 Research Park Circle, Suite A. Those who wish […]