News with "Spaceport America" as a topic

Space Week in New Mexico was recently completed, it was held October 19-22, 2010 in Las Cruces and at Spaceport America. It took a year to plan. Space Week in New Mexico is a series of events held over 4 days.  It hopefully created more questions than we answered.  When will people start flying from Spaceport America, how many and what type of jobs will we see when the spaceport is finished, how can we ...


Now that 2011 is drawing to a close I have been reflecting on 2010. I think about what I have accomplished, writing this series of articles has been an accomplishment. I am grateful to you readers and to those of you who have told me you read my column. Your words give me confidence and drive to do a better job in the coming year.

 In my first column, I suggested people in our ...


This week I had the great privilege to have Mr. Robert Bigelow, escort a colleague and me on a tour of Bigelow Aerospace facilities north of Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Bigelow founded Bigelow Aerospace in 1999. He is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, and made his fortune from his construction and real estate development companies, as well Budget Suites of America.   

Mr. Bigelow met us in his office and luckily he wanted to ...


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 ...