Tourism

Space race sends local solar company soaring

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 essential part

Trinity Site Open House Set For October

White Sands Missile Range will open Trinity Site to the public after a brief pause in activities due to COVID-19 on Oct. 2. Trinity Site is where the world’s first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time July 16, 1945.

Space flight could bolster future New Mexico tourism

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M- The launch of Virgin Galactic brings talks about the future of New Mexico and business.  Balloon Fiesta Spokesperson, Tom Garrity, said the success of this flight was very good PR for the land of enchantment.

New Mexico tourism is on its way to pre-pandemic tourism levels

“We actually just broke our record number since the start of COVID-19, on July 2, when we saw about 13,800 passengers,” Jonathan Small, a spokesperson for the Sunport, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico tourism sector is seeing strides in the road to recovery as travel is picking up in

New Mexico green chile heading to space

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — New Mexico’s chile is officially getting launched into space. KOAT told in the past that the project was in the works, but SpaceX confirmed that the chile will be shot up to space on Thursday as part of a supply mission from the Kennedy Space Center in

Virgin Galactic makes history in New Mexico

History was made Saturday in New Mexico, as the Land of Enchantment became the third U.S. state to launch humans into space. Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity sent two pilots and NASA technology supported experiments in space Saturday morning.

Balloon Fiesta and title sponsor Canon in bad break up

Camera company wants $250,000 and its name taken off everything ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is considered one of the most photographed events in the world. So, it was no surprise – that several years ago Canon was announced as the official sponsor. And you saw them everywhere.

New Mexico freshens up ‘True’ campaign to reignite tourism

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The idea of adventure steeped in culture has fueled New Mexico’s award-winning tourism campaign for more than a decade. That won’t change, but state Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer says it’s time to refresh the brand ahead of what she said will be a “complete rebirth of

Tourism numbers improving in New Mexico

“One of the things we track is hotel occupancy. Since about December we’ve actually seen that tick up each month,” Cody Johnson, a spokesperson for the Tourism Department, said. SANTA FE, N.M. — After suffering billions of revenue loss, the road to recovery continues for one of New Mexico’s largest industries