2021 Las Cruces Space Festival “Passport to Space”


The Las Cruces Space Festival (LCSF) comes to you for its fourth year, April 9th-12th 2021, with a wide variety of virtual events, talks, tours, virtual missions with the Challenger Learning Center of Las Cruces and even a space trivia. Because Doña Ana County is still in pandemic restrictions, the decision was made by festival organizers to keep all activities as safe and socially-distanced as possible.

The “Passport to Space” encourages families and kids of all ages to explore the rich space history in our City, County, and region. From April 1-30, LCSF is asking participants to take selfies at nine locations that have space significance. Participants can then tag the photos on Facebook or Instagram using #LCSF2021 or email their photos to festival organizers to be entered in a drawing for an awesome prize pack that includes merchandise from local commercial space agencies, fun space memorabilia, and more. Winners will be announced on the LCSF Facebook page on May 1st 2021.

“We felt it was important to have an activity included in this year’s festival that encompassed our core value of ‘making space for everyone’. What better way than having friends and families check out space-related areas and learn more about the contributions this region has played in the space industry historically and in the present,” said LCSF Executive Director, Alice Carruth.

The nine locations are as follows:

Clyde Tombaugh’s Stained-Glass Windows at Unitarian Universalist Church – 2000 S. Solano, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Tortugas Mountain Observatory – at the top of Tortugas (“A”) Mountain

Spaceport America’s Corporate Office – 901 E. University Ave, Ste 965L, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Space Murals Museum – 12450 US-70, Las Cruces, NM 88011

Museum of Nature & Science – 411 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Nike Rocket – Rest stop on south side of US Hwy 70 just east of mountain pass between White Sands and Las Cruces.

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum – 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88011

Doña Ana Arts Council Gallery – 250 W. Amador Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005

Challenger Learning Center – 505 S. Main St, Ste 400, Las Cruces, NM 88001

For more information, please visit www.lcspacefestival.com or contact Liz Vega at Elizabeth.vega@las-cruces.org or lcspacefestival@gmail.com.