Global Marketplace Looks to Spaceport America
Spaceport America is the official name of New Mexico's spaceport, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Rick Homans announced this morning at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England. The event is attended by thousands of people from around the world. Homans also unveiled the project's new website: http://www.spaceportamerica.com
The UP Aerospace launch has now been rescheduled for September 5. The commercial space entrepreneurs Eric Knight and Jerry Larson are just waiting for a rocket motor casing that has yet to be delivered. A second launch is expected to follow soon after, with a third at the X Prize Cup October 18-21, 2006 in Las Cruces.
New Mexico Takes World Stage in Farnborough, England
June’s announcement that DMJM will provide architectural and engineering services for our spaceport cements New Mexico’s position as the frontrunner on the path to building the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport. “The announcement means we are officially moving beyond just talking about the Spaceport,” stated Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Rick Homans.
Now, New Mexico is taking it to the next level. On Monday, July 17 at the Farnborough International Airshow in England, Secretary Homans will unveil a new brand and a new name for the world’s leading spaceport project. Farnborough is one the largest aerospace tradeshows in the world. Stay tuned to Pulsar as we cover the most monumental spaceport development yet.
The Countdown Begins
UP Aerospace will launch the first rocket from New Mexico's spaceport on August 14, 2006. The rocket will carry private and educational experiments and payloads. The launch will take place from a temporary facility in the spaceport area. Read more: http://www.space.com/news/060629_spaceport_launch.html