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August 18, 2016

Five New Signature Events for Spaceport America

Spaceport America, a commercial spaceport in southern New Mexico, has announced five annual Spaceport America branded signature events.

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“These recurring annual events will bring thousands of visitors to New Mexico and benefit our tourism and local economies,” said Christine Anderson, Spaceport America CEO. 

The Spaceport America signature event series will begin with the annual Spaceport America Open House on October 1, 2016. The Spaceport America Crew, along with Virgin Galactic and other Spaceport customers, are scheduled to be there to interact with visitors and share their knowledge of what it takes to run a commercial spaceport and commercial space. Free to the public, registration opens September 1, 2016. 

Visit spaceportamerica.com/openhouse

The Spaceport America Drone Summit, November 11-13, 2016, will welcome drone pilots, speakers, vendors and spectators to three action-packed days of drone racing, drone workshops, fixed-wing demonstrations, drone cinematography and more. Sanctioned by the AMA – Academy of Model Aeronautics and supported by the New Mexico Filmmakers Give Back, the Spaceport America Drone Summit will cater to drone enthusiasts and spectators alike. 

Visit spaceportamericadronesummit.com

MKM Racing Promotions LLC and the Spaceport America Crew will host and support the Spaceport America Mile, a standing one mile vehicle racing event to be held from March 10-12, 2017.

Visit spaceportamericamile.com

Next spring will bring the Spaceport America Relay Race along the historic El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro trail from April 8-9, 2017. Starting at the Bridge of the Americas (El Paso-Ciudad Juárez) with the finish line at Spaceport America, MH Enterprises LLC and the Spaceport America Crew will host and support this two-day 200 mile event. 

Visit spaceportrelayrace.com

The annual Spaceport America signature event series will culminate with the Spaceport America Cup to be held June 13-18, 2017. The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association and the Spaceport America Crew will host and support the world's largest University rocket engineering competition on the vertical and horizontal launch campuses at Spaceport America. 

Visit spaceportamericacup.com

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