Australia wins the Spaceport America Cup

Australia wins the Spaceport America Cup


Nearly 20 aerospace companies are attending the event, which included a big announcement from Sierra Space

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM / ACCESSWIRE / July 18, 2022 / The global aerospace community focused on New Mexico as 149 teams from around the world competed in the Spaceport America Cup, the world’s largest intercollegiate rocketry conference and competition. The University of Sydney took home the top prize and finished 1st,500 Students from 22 countries gathered in southern New Mexico to launch rockets to specific altitudes (10,000; 20,000; 30,000 feet).

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The Spaceport America Cup also included an announcement from Sierra Space. At the event, the company said it would be working with Spaceport America in New Mexico to use this commercial spaceport as a potential future landing pad for the company’s Dream Chaser vehicle. The company joins Virgin Galactic, which plans (according to news reporters) to operate 400 suborbital tourism and research flights annually from Spaceport America.

The leading aerospace companies attended the event. These include Sierra Space, Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, Fiore, NASA, Kansas City National Security Campus and more.

“New Mexico’s long history of aerospace and defense innovation has helped pave the way for the state to host events like the Spaceport America Cup,” said Melinda Allen, President & CEO, New Mexico Partnership. “Spaceport America is the perfect place to host an event like this and gives these students the opportunity to launch from a world-renowned spaceport. For industry leaders like Sierra Space, the involvement of these students also provides a unique networking and career-building opportunity. We hope to see many of these students back in state working for one of our innovative aerospace companies.”

Spaceport America recently announced the winners of the June 21-25, 2022 event, including:

Winner of the 2022 Spaceport America Cup

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