News with "New Mexico Space Grant Consortium " as a topic

This article is about Middle School and science. Think back. Do you remember anything really frustrating about Middle School? I do. There was no science in my school. By seventh grade it was clear to me, science was interesting. I could not get enough. Astronomy, chemistry, earth science, and geography were, and still are, my favorites. We did not have any laboratories in Saint Aidan's Catholic School for girls. We wore uniforms, celebrated ...


Commercial Space FrontiersBringing the Industry Home

By Joe BurgessPhotography by Joe Burgess and Courtsey of the Space Development FountationFor the article online at Las Cruces Magazine click hereFor a pdf of the Las Cruces Magazine click here

The development of commercial space as a viable industry for southern New Mexico is rapidly materializing. Years of behind-the-scenes efforts have resulted in large research and project funding ...


Last week I met Christine Anderson, the recently appointed Executive Director of Spaceport America. She is wonderful to talk with, excited about the challenge ahead of her, and importantly, had moved to New Mexico by choice. She chose New Mexico because of its beauty, the art community, and the western lifestyle. We were getting along pretty well as I began to recall a conversation with John Hummer's about the Sugerman ...


As I start to write this article in Microsoft Word, I click to open a Blank document. Yet, I have been writing this article in my mind since I hit the send button on the last article.  There's really no Blank document, just a page waiting for words. Here they come.

I feel like I am talking to my friends when I write. I store things in the two weeks between articles then share ...


I recently had a conversation with Robert Bigelow, Founder and President of Bigelow Aerospace, about innovation and the commercial space industry.

"There is no single step by step process that necessarily applies to the creation of all technologies. The challenge is to select the most elegant solution," Bigelow said. "Ideas are easy to come by. The efficacy of the idea is what is important."

Bigelow will be one of a number of successful businessmen sharing ...