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Spaceport America, NM – April 13, 2016 – Engineering students from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology were on site Saturday, April 9th to launch their latest rocket production. The rocked was designed, built, tested and launched to an altitude of just over 2 miles by the University’s NM Rocket Club. The launch itself was streamed live via the Spaceport America Periscope channel with 120 viewers from around the world.

“New Mexico Tech students exhibited a high level of professionalism which will serve them well later in the industry.”
– Dr. Bill Gutman, Director of Aerospace Operations

Discovery Education , the Southeastern New Mexico Educational Resource, Spaceport America, Virgin Galactic and Las Cruces Public Schools invited school district and STEM leaders from across New Mexico to participate in an innovative STEM thought leadership and professional development experience April 11-12. Day one was held at Spaceport America focusing on six learning centers where Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic crew members presented different STEM job opportunities in the aerospace industry. Day two included STEM Immersions for the educators/attendees and a tour of the Las Cruces Public Schools Challenger Learning Center. Educators from all over the State of New Mexico as far north as Aztec and as far south as Jal traveled to participate in this milestone STEM event.

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Christine Anderson
CEO, Spaceport America

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