Visitor Information for

Sierra County New Mexico

Open House at Spaceport America Set for October 1, 2016

Spaceport America will host its second OPEN HOUSE event, free to the public, on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic crewmembers are looking forward to sharing an inside view into the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport with friends, neighbors and space enthusiasts from New Mexico and afar. The program includes hands-on fun and educational activities and demonstrations at the horizontal launch area. There will also be a raffle for some guests to tour the Spaceport America Experience and ride the G-shock simulator.

Aviators from New Mexico Chapters of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the New Mexico Pilots Association will also be participating in a fly-in so that guests will be able to engage with the pilots and their aircraft during the Open House.

Members of the media are welcome to attend. For information contact Tammara Anderton, at 575- 649-5467 or email media@spaceportamerica.com.

Reservations are required to join in the Spaceport America Open House. The first 800 personal vehicles registered will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis via the Spaceport America website: http://spaceportamerica.com/openhouse/.

Vehicles must have at least two passengers and no more than eight.

400 personal vehicles will be allowed to drive in and park inside the Spaceport America site from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The second wave of 400 personal vehicles will be allowed to drive in from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Regional food vendors with food trucks are also urged to apply.