Join us for live events during the 2021 Virtual Las Cruces Space Festival.
Friday – 4/9/21, 4:30pm: Teen Space Cafe with Spaceport America and Virgin Galactic. Learn more about the missions of Spaceport America (New Mexico Space Authority) and Virgin Galactic. Geared towards teen but open to the public.
Saturday – 4/10/21, 2:00pm: Q&A Aerospace Complexes in Southern NM – an expert panel answers questions on NASA White Sands Test Facility, White Sands Missile Range, Spaceport America, and other commercial aerospace infrastructure within our region.
Sunday – 4/11/21, 2:00pm: Q&A Aerospace Career Pathways – have you ever thought about a job in the aerospace industry? It’s not just for engineers anymore! Hear real-life experiences of local residents who work in Aerospace and what it takes to get your foot in the door in one of our region’s fastest-growing job markets.
Sunday – 4/11/21, 6:00pm: Space Trivia Night – test your space nerd trivia with a fun night with the Cruces Trivia God. Prizes will be awarded to top trivia finishers and a few extra prizes for funniest and most clever answers! Fun for the whole family.
Monday – 4/12/21, 2:00pm: NM Museum of Space History presents – The First Shuttle. 40 years ago, Space Shuttle Columbia opened a new era of space operations as it became the first reusable spaceship. Join Dave Dooling, then a space reporter covering the Shuttle program, for a discussion of the work leading to this milestone, and then build a paper glider model of Columbia. Dave Dooling, Education Director at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.