2022 Spaceport America Cup

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday June 21, 2022 - Saturday June 25, 2022
All Day

Location
Spaceport America, County Road A021, Truth or Consequences



The annual Spaceport America Cup was canceled in 2020 due to the global pandemic. The event was held virtually in 2021 to accommodate the restrictions teams faced across the globe.

The 2022 Spaceport America Cup marks the return of an in-person competition.

“The Spaceport America Cup has become an exciting venue for student interaction and participating company employee recruiting,” said Scott McLaughlin, Executive Director of Spaceport America. “ESRA and Spaceport America are especially thankful and proud to partner with Sierra Space to support this competition, and Sierra Space conveys exactly the entrepreneurial attitude this event embodies”

Over 2,000 participants are expected to attend the event in Southern New Mexico in June with a full schedule that includes presentations and displays at the Las Cruces Convention Center on June 21, followed by three and a half days of launching at Spaceport America’s vertical launch area, with the closing ceremony in the evening of June 25 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

“Spaceport America Cup has grown to become a key engineering competition driving significant practical engineering learning, experience, and teamwork with teams from across the globe” said Cliff Olmsted, ESRA President and Chairperson. “We are extremely proud that Sierra Space is supporting the competition for 2022. We greatly value their crucial support for this event.”

There are no costs for admissions for visitors to attend the opening day at the Las Cruces Convention Center from 9am-5pm. Opening Day is a great opportunity for public school students and rocketry enthusiasts to see and meet the collegiate teams.

All following events at Spaceport America, however, are closed to the general public.

Spaceport America and ESRA would like to thank Gold Level sponsors including Blue Origin, Kansas City National Security Campus managed by Honeywell, Virgin Galactic, Mountain View Hospital, and Fiore Industries Inc.

2022 Spaceport America Cup brought to you by Sierra Space is also supported by Solidworks, AIAA, and Fibreglast.

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