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Spaceport America Cup

This June 20-24, 2017 in New Mexico, more than 110 teams from 11 countries are expected to launch rockets to altitudes up to 30,000 feet to compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes. The Spaceport America Cup is held at the 18,000-acre commercial spaceport (where Virgin Galactic is headquartered), in cooperation with the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association. In addition to the main competition, individual sponsors offer incentives such as a $1,000 prize from Space Dynamics Laboratory for launching an 8.8-pound recoverable payload.

Heather Goss is the Departments Editor at Air & Space.

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