Supported NM Projects

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium has supported various projects since its creation in 1989. Below you will find a few of them outlined. 

Apollo Student Challenge

New Mexico middle school and high school students participated in the Apollo Student Challenge to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on the surface of the moon.

students participating in the apollo challenge

NASA Technology Infusion Road Tour

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium collaborated with NASA Office of STEM Engagement to host the NASA Technology Infusion Road Tour at NMSU.

Researchers having a discussion around a table

International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight

ISPCS was an annual space conference that captured the growth and diversification of the commercial space industry in powerful talks.

George White Speaking

Eclipse Ballooning Project

A team of students and staff from NMSGC at New Mexico State University launched a high-altitude balloon on 2017 as part of a nationwide, NASA-sponsored project to live-stream aerial video footage of the “Great American Eclipse.”

Group of students with balloon project experiment

Student Launch Program

In 2017, NMSGC sponsored its last student launch project where students and teachers watched as their experiments were launched at the FLARE Alamogordo Launch Site in Alamogordo, NM.

Rocket launching

Lunar Legacy

In 2000, the two graduate students spent the summer at Johnson Space Center, Smithsonian and other archives investigating records to catalog and map Tranquility Base. The remoteness of the moon preserves the artifacts for now. The list of 106 artifacts is one of the most extensive that NASA has of the site, it 

Astronaut on the moon next to the US flag