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YOUR INVITATION TO SPACE BEGINS HERE

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 is an active test facility and is closed to public access. Launches at the site are not open to public viewing and are subject to scheduling changes. Private tours of the facilities can be arranged in advance through our tour provider Final Frontier Tours. These tours are currently subject to restrictions due to COVID-19 safety regulations. Tours are restricted to New Mexico residents only during this time.

All tours must have a minimum of 7 guests to proceed. All guests must provide a valid New Mexico Identification upon check-in. Guests will be temperature checked and everyone is required to wear a face mask covering throughout the tour. Due to COVID-19, all tours will only start at the Spaceport America facility located at Co Rd A021, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901.

Final Frontier Tours and  Spaceport America is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred due to tour cancelations. Please contact Curtis Rosemond at (575) 267-8888 or email cr@finalfrontiertours.com for more information.

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EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

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.

Truth or Consequences, NM

Visitors begin their journey at the Spaceport America Visitor Center, a historic adobe building located at 301 S. Foch St., Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. A wonderful contrast of the old frontier meeting the new and packed with exciting educational and interactive space exhibits, visitors can purchase tour tickets and official Spaceport America merchandise prior to journeying out to the Spaceport America site on rolling multi-media theater shuttles. Check tour calendar for the Truth or Consequences Tour availability dates.

Tour Dates

Morning tours are available on Saturday and Sunday and depart from the Truth or Consequences Visitor Center located at 301 S Foch St, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 promptly at 9:00am (boarding begins at 8:45am) returning to the visitor center by approximately 12:30 pm. Afternoon tours are available on Saturday and Sunday departing from the visitor center promptly at 1:00pm (boarding begins at 1:00pm) returning to the visitor center by approximately 4:30pm.

Group and school tours are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For special student group discounts or to create a customized tour please call +1-575-267-8888 where a Spaceport America crewmember will be more than happy to help you.

Getting There

There are two international airports in the region – Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and El Paso International Airport (ELP) in El Paso, Texas, USA. From Albuquerque, take Interstate 25 South for 146 miles/235km before taking EXIT 79. From El Paso, take Interstate 10 West to Interstate 25 North for 126 miles/203 km before taking EXIT 75.

Follow the Spaceport America Visitor Center directional signage to 301 S. Foch St., Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, 87901, where ample free street-side parking is available!

Accommodation

Visitors may want to arrange to stay in the area in either Truth or Consequences or Las Cruces, New Mexico – the two closest cities with plentiful accommodation.

After arriving to the secure Spaceport America site and a short walk up the Astronaut Walk, visitors enter the Gateway Gallery where their journey through commercial space continues with numerous interactive exhibits and kiosks. Some visitors choose to experience the G-Shock simulator that subjects the would-be astronaut to rapid acceleration comparable to what an actual astronaut might feel in flight. Later, visitors venture into the Spaceport Operations Center (SOC) and interact with Spaceport America crewmembers and the state-of-the-art fire station before stopping in front of the iconic URS/ Foster + Partners structure, Gateway to Space terminal/hangar for a photo opportunity. The Spaceport America Experience journey lasts approximately 4 hours.[/vc_column_text]

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BUY YOUR TICKETS

Spaceport America Experience Tour

Tour schedule cannot be guaranteed without a minimum 24 hour advance reservation.

TOURS DO NOT START AT THE SPACEPORT AMERICA FACILITY and visitors will not be allowed to board there at anytime.

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.

Tour Prices:

Adults: $49.99 USD

Youth (12 yrs and under): $29.99 USD


Adults: $59.99 USD

Youth: (12 yrs and under): $39.99 USD


Adults and Youth: $39.99 USD


Adults and Youth: $29.99 USD



Minimum of 25; if less, ticket prices is full fare.

Adults: $34.99 USD

Youth (12 yrs and under): $24.99 USD



Minimum of 25; if less, ticket prices is full fare.

Adults: $49.99 USD

Youth (12 yrs and under): $39.99 USD



Must show military ID during check in.

Adults: $44.99 USD

Submit your tour inquiry here or call +1-575-267-8888:


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LEARNING

Spaceport America provides fun and educational opportunities for students of all ages. Whether you are bringing your students to Spaceport America for hands-on experiences or you are visiting virtually by only teaching the lessons we have prepared for you, your time with us will be educational and inspiring.

The instructionally sound lesson plans below were created to help you get the most out of each learning experience found at Spaceport America. They can be used by teachers or parents to prepare for (or to extend the learning after) a visit to make it a richer learning experience for everyone!

Gateway to Space Lessons

Cosmic Cleanup

Lesson Plan:
Small Items | Big Impacts

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Gateway Globe

Lesson Plan:
Understanding Orbits

Lesson Plan:
Small Items | Big Impacts

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G-Shock Trainer

Lesson Plan:
What Causes Dizziness

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The Journey Upward

Lesson Plan:
Research, Writing and Performing an Object Monologue

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Mission Control Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan:
Designing and Building a Tower as a Team

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Mission Manifest Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan:
Growing Beans in a Bag

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Place in Space Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan:
Constructing Ellipses and Calculating Eccentricity

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Spaceport America Visitor Center Location

The Spaceport America Visitor Center is located in Truth or Consequences, NM.