The Spaceport America Cup is designed around IREC – the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition for student rocketry teams from all over the country and around the world. With over 110 teams from colleges and universities in eleven countries, 2017 was the competition’s biggest year yet. Students launched solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets to target altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet. Teams interested in signing up click here for the ESRA (Experimental Sounding Rocket Association).
Spaceport America is located between the cities of Las Cruces New Mexico and Truth or Consequences New Mexico.
The Jornada Mountain Range separates Spaceport America from White Sands Missile Range. Sharing the controlled airspace allows students rocketeers to soar their rockets to unprecedented heights.
A portion of the Spaceport America Cup will take place in Las Cruces, NM. Please choose your accommodation based on your needs.
The Spaceport America Cup will be negotiating preferred rated for the rocketeer and cup attendees. Please stay tuned to our accommodation page for updates.