Spaceport America Cup Schedule Highlights

Tuesday, June 20 – Open to the public with free admission 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Official opening of inaugural Spaceport America Cup with Conference Day, Podium, and Poster Sessions gives students, judges, recruiters, sponsors, the public, and media a chance to see all the projects. Las Cruces Convention Center located at 680 E University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88001.

 

Wednesday, June 21 – The Spaceport America Vertical Launch Area (VLA) will be CLOSED to the public. 

Spaceport America Cup team photo out on the Gateway to Space apron. After rocketeers establish base camp in the VLA and begin preparing their rockets for flight. Judging panel continues evaluations.

 

Thursday, June 22 – Vertical Launch Area open to the public 7:30am – 20:00pm.

Launch activity begins in the VLA with spectator viewing. Judging panel continues. Space is limited please purchase spectator tickets in advance here: http://bit.ly/2q3KojF . Food and beverage available for purchase.

 

Friday, June 23 – Vertical Launch Area open to the public 7:30am – 18:00pm.

Launch activity continues within the VLA with spectator viewing. Judging panel continues evaluations. Space is limited please purchase spectator tickets in advance here: http://bit.ly/2q3KojF . Food and beverage available for purchase.

 

Saturday, June 24 – Vertical Launch Area open to the public 7:30am – 17:00pm.

Launch activity continues within the VLA with spectator viewing. Judging panel continues evaluations. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Future Heavy Launch is scheduled for a 9:30am take-off! Space is limited please purchase spectator tickets in advance here: http://bit.ly/2q3KojF . Food and beverage available for purchase.

 

Spaceport America Cup Under the Stars Awards Banquet and closing ceremonies on the Gateway to Space apron at Spaceport America featuring Keynote Speaker Michael P. Moses, President, Virgin Galactic. This event is open to rocketeers, judges, volunteers, sponsors, recruiters, and media with advanced ticketing.

 

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Awards Banquet, June 24th

For participants, family, friends, faculty, and media, the awards banquet will take place the night of the last launch day with dinner, music, and fun.

*Children under 6 years of age are not permitted access to the event.

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