New Mexico State University (NMSU) is the lead institution for the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC). NMSGC is a member of the congressionally funded National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program which is administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1989.
National Program Objectives
- Establish and maintain a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space and related fields;
- Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state and local governments;
- Encourage interdisciplinary training, research and public service programs related to aerospace;
- Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace science and technology;
- Promote a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.
In the year 2011, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium continues to have a prominent and permanent presence throughout New Mexico. New Mexico Space Grant Consortium is the lead agency of coordination and cooperation in technical education and enhancement of research infrastructure.
Making the once difficult easy.
- Marketing - Communicate about the unique NMSGC programs to local, state & national leaders in STEM education and research.
- Enable Commercial Space Business Development by using unique NMSGC programs and capabilities.
- Education - Take advantage of our unique geographic position and proximity to Spaceport America to provide a link to commercial launch opportunities evolving through Virgin Galactic.
- Research Payloads - Develop student and faculty skills in payload design for multiple vehicles and form factors.