The private spaceflight company Armadillo Aerospace is taking a close look at the results from its latest rocket test in the New Mexico desert — a flight that hit a snag while testing a new launch and balloon parachute technologies. Full story
SPACE.com reporter Clara Moskowitz visited Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, N.M., a site that's billed as the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport. Here's what she saw during her October 2011 visit. Full story
Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport, is taking shape in southern New Mexico, not only as an outbound and incoming hub for tourists who ascend to and return from suborbital heights, but also as a high-tech haven for experimental craft that push new ways to access s Full story
Spaceport America's terminal and runway leave a futuristic mark on the New Mexico desert.
This picture provides a view of the parachute ballute deployment on Armadillo Aerospace's STIG-A III rocket, launched from Spaceport America on Jan. 28.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011, in Spaceport America / Elephant Butte, NM (Matthew Rivera / msnbc.com)
Guests stand oustside the new Spaceport America hanger Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 in Upham, N.M. British billionaire Richard Branson dedicated the newly completed terminal Monday where his Virgin Galactic is slated to begin his commercial space tourism venture from the remote patch of desert in Sierra Co