News with "New Mexico Space Grant Student Launch Program " 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 ...


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 ...


Did you ever notice the relationship between the difficulty of getting into something and your willingness to get out? To put it another way, the more time and energy, sweat, blood and toil invested in creating a relationship, a business, or a space program, the less willingness over time there is to get out.  And how important is the - "other woman, company or rocket" in the whole thing? Do we as a nation want ...


Here's an invitation I treasure: "On behalf of the Johnson Space Center Director, Mike Coats, it's my pleasure to invite you and a guest to join us in viewing the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida."  The invitation describes the final mission of STS-135 Atlantis to deliver supplies and services to the International Space Station (ISS) one last time on Friday, July 8, 2011.  Our nation, and ...