About Spaceport America
As the nation’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, Spaceport America is designed with the needs of space tourism in mind. Unique geographic benefits, striking iconic design, and the tradition of New Mexico space leadership are coming together to create a new way to travel into space. The spaceport building is designed to convey the thrill of space travel while making a minimal impact on the environment. The low-lying, organic shape resembles a rise in the landscape, and will use local materials and regional construction techniques. The spaceport has been planned to achieve the prestigious LEED Platinum rating. A careful balance between accessibility and privacy is achieved, as visitors and astronauts enter the building through a deep channel cut in the landscape. The walls will form an exhibition area leading to a galleried level above the hangar that houses the spacecraft and on through to the terminal building. Natural light enters via skylights, with a glazed façade reserved for the terminal building, establishing a platform for spectacular views onto the runway. The building will provide a destination experience for visitors.
Spaceport America is located about 60 miles north of Las Cruces off of Interstate 25. Future plans call for welcome centers to be located at two points along Interstate 25, one of which will be the hub of travel to and from the facility which will be located several miles east of the interstate.
The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm and is located at at 301 S. Foch St. in Truth or Consequences, NM. For more information call 1-844-7-2SPACE.
Final Frontier Tours – Spaceport America Visitor Experience
Spaceport America is situated in a stunningly beautiful and remote high desert valley in southern New Mexico. As the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport designed to welcome a new breed of commercial space entrepreneur, astronaut and space voyager – Spaceport America is truly the Earth’s ultimate space venue! Our tenants include Spaceport America, Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, UP Aerospace, and EnergeticX.
Spaceport America Experience visitors should be ready for an authentic experience they can’t get anywhere else! Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, was designed to make space travel as accessible to all as air travel is today – and to be a place where visitors can have a have a hands-on, fun experience inside a real commercial space launch facility.
Starting March 8, 2019, Spaceport America Tours will originate at Visit Las Cruces Office, 336 S. Main Street (corner of Main Street and Amador Avenue) on Fridays only (time of departure listed during reservation). For other dates, times and locations, contact Final Frontier Tours. Curtis Rosemond is the President of Final Frontier Tours, the official operator of the Spaceport America Experience Tour.
Reservations can be made via kiosk in Visit Las Cruces lobby, online at https://spaceportamericatour.com/ or 575-267-8888
Online Advance: Adults $49.99, Youth (12 years and under) $29.00
Online Same Day: Adults $59.99, Youth (12 years and under) $39.99
Doña Ana/Sierra County Residents: Adult $34.99, Youth (12 years and under) $34.99
STEM (K-12 schools and affiliated groups): Adult $24.99, Youth (12 years and under) $24.99
Charter Group Tours ¹: Adults $34.99, Youth (12 years and under) $24.99
Group Tours ²: Adults $49.99, Youth (12 years and under) $39.99
Military Discount ³: Adults $44.99
1Group provides transportation. Minimum of 25; if less, ticket price is full fare.
2Tour Operator provides transportation. Minimum of 25; if less, ticket price is full fare.
3Must show military ID during check-in.
8 guest per tour.
Please arrive 15 minutes before departure.
Length of tour 3 ½ to 4 hours.
Cancellation: 48 hours prior.
Do we need ID’s? Yes.
You may bring water.
Parking: Please park behind the Firestone Tire Building.
Note: All tours subject to change or cancellation due to mission control requirements or if the minimum group size is not met. Walk-ups will be accommodated whenever possible but are not guaranteed.
Spaceport America Events
Sharing and showcasing the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport through sports, technology, racing and rockets with five recurring annual signature events
Spaceport America is 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.
Spaceport America Mile
Spaceport America’s two mile long spaceway is a racer’s dream. MKM Racing Promotions LLC and the Spaceport America Crew will host and support the Spaceport America Mile, a standing one mile vehicle racing event. Racers, volunteers, sponsors and spectators, click here to sign up and for the latest news
Spaceport America Cup
The annual Spaceport America Cup highlights the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition for student rocketry teams. This competition hosts teams from American and International Colleges and Universities. With over 122 teams registered in 2019 from over eleven countries, we anticipate 2019 to be an exciting year. Students will be launching solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets to target altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet.
Ted Turner Expeditions
If you are are interested in a private tour of Spaceport and the surrounding area, Ted Turner Expeditions offers an eco-conscious journey individually crafted and tailored to deliver an insightful and restorative experience, while also providing extraordinary guest service. All tours are led by private guides, carefully trained to provide a tailored experience to allow guests to experience their own, exclusive “national park.” Tours range from half and full-day tours leaving from Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa onto the Ladder and Armendaris, to particularly-tailored tours for those guests who opt for an all-inclusive experience at Vermejo or the Ladder.
Spaceport America and Armendaris Expedition
From $900 per guest
Experience a full day of adventure, gazing into the future and discovering the past, while exploring two of New Mexico’s inspirational landmarks: Spaceport America and Ted Turner’s historic, 363,000-acre Armendaris Ranch.
Our exclusive Spaceport America Immersion Excursion is a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport. Ted Turner Expeditions (TTX) guests receive access to the inner workings of this futuristic facility, including the Spaceport Command Center (SCC), home to Mission Control. Guests have the opportunity to interact with Spaceport America crewmembers while touring the 18,000-acre campus.
TTX guests are then escorted a short distance by vehicle to Ted’s Armendaris Ranch for a customized tour. There, guest will have opportunities to encounter 300-million-year-old marine fossils, Cretaceous period dinosaur bone fields, exciting wildlife, commanding views from the summit of the Fra Cristobal Mountains, and other points of interest.
For an additional landing fee, guests with private aircraft can opt to land on Spaceport America’s two-mile-long Spaceway. $900 for first guest, $475 each additional guest. Click here for more info or to book.