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Spaceport America


1 Milky Way
Spaceport America | New Mexico | 87654-3210 | United States | Earth
+1 (575) 267-8500

38 launches and counting, Spaceport America is the worlds first purpose-built Spaceport in the world!

Spaceport America inspires and sparks the imagination about what can be done when we as humans have the courage and vision to reach our maximum potential. As one of the only places on Earth where 6,000 square miles of airspace is permanently protected from the ground to infinity, combined with award-winning futuristic architecture along a two mile horizontal space launch area, Spaceport America exudes outer space and all that lies yet undiscovered!

Some of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are customers at Spaceport America. Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, UP Aerospace and EXOS.

What is Spaceport America?
Grade Range: 6th-12thLength: 45 MinCategory: STEMTimes: May 10, 2017 12:10 pm ESTMay 10, 2017 2:10 pm EST

Note: This program is available for New Mexico Schools only. If you are not a New Mexico school, you can check out other programs offered by Spaceport under an Observance in the calendar. Thank you.

Find out when you tour behind the scenes. Spaceports will someday replace airports as humans begin to fly into space routinely just as we fly in airplanes from place to place today. Learn what it takes to launch people and payloads into suborbital space. Engage with Dr. Bill Gutman, VP of Aerospace, and the Spaceport America crew to learn about what a payload is and how microgravity helps scientists discover breakthroughs to help us in space and her on Earth! New Mexico taxpayers helped build Spaceport America and now this futuristic place attracts people from all over the world to visit the world’s first purpose-built spaceport. At Spaceport America, there are many activities going on every day. Learn how the Spaceport America crew works with aerospace customers, welcomes visitors, and hosts signature events all while running a live commerical Spaceport!

May 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm EST
May 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm EST

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