Native New Mexican picked for next Virgin Galactic spaceflight

37 Views  Â Flight should mark last test flight before commercial service begins SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. (KRQE) – Targeting another trial before the anticipated start of commercial space flights, Virgin Galactic says a native New Mexican will join the crew of a planned late-May test flight. The space company made the

Virgin Galactic brings VMS Eve spaceship carrier back to New Mexico

79 Views  Â Virgin projecting commercial service in New Mexico during Q2 of 2023 SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. (KRQE) – Following more than a year of upgrades and a recent successful test flight above California’s Mojave Desert, Virgin Galactic’s VMS Eve carrier ship is back in the Land of Enchantment. The company confirmed a

Boeing capsule lands back on Earth after space shakedown

447 Views  Â The Starliner capsule parachuted into the New Mexico desert CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing’s crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, completing a repeat test flight before NASA astronauts climb aboard.

New Mexico spaceport boss seeks funds to keep momentum going

170 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The executive director of New Mexico’s spaceport says operations are ramping up at the desert outpost and he needs the Legislature to allocate another $2 million in annual funding to keep the momentum going.

Billionaire Jeff Bezos & mom did not have it easy growing up in Albuquerque

232 Views  Â Jeff Bezos has very publicly thanked his mother for everything he has. He has also been public about her giving birth to him when she was a teenager in high school in Albuquerque. Tuesday the businessman, billionaire and now commercial space race history maker celebrated with his family, including

Space race sends local solar company soaring

508 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A local solar power company was selected to test out their new technology in orbit. Businesses in New Mexico are turning to the sky as the second space race takes center stage in the land of enchantment. Here in Albuquerque, mPower designs and builds solar panels, an