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Space Conference Develops Solutions to Support and Expand U.S.
Leadership in Space

In a first-of-a-kind, collaborative, virtual solutions workshop, NewSpace New Mexico hosted the State of the Space Industrial Base 2020 on May 4-7, that brought together over 150 thought leaders from industry, government and academia to examine both the near-term challenges of COVID-19, and critical actions required to sustain the United States’ long-term economic and military leadership in space.
Leaders from industry, Executive Office of the President, Department of Defense, NASA, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, and academia virtually gathered to participate, guide discussion, and develop recommended solutions. Considering the great powers competition shaping the first half of the 21st century, the goal of the workshop was to identify near-, mid-, and long-term actions necessary to determine the space future most favorable to the United States.
“In a difficult time when our nation is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, this virtual workshop attracted speakers from across the country and across all areas of space to develop recommendations critical to the nation’s security,” said Casey DeRaad, CEO of NewSpace New Mexico. “I am proud of the NewSpace New Mexico team for organizing such a productive engagement and grateful to the many space leaders who participated.”

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New Mexico personifies the essential spirit of the aerospace revolution – from our world-class commercial Spaceport with over 6,000 square miles of protected airspace to the dozens of cutting-edge tech companies who are tackling some of the universe’s greatest challenges. New Mexico’s intellectual capital and access to key federal resources are second to none.


From Fortune 500 industry powerhouses and the very best government-funded science, engineering and research laboratories to our expansive military installations, research, testing & evaluation capabilities and energized young start-ups, New Mexicans are changing the very destiny of our future in space. 


The global space economy is estimated to grow over 800% in the next 20 years. NewSpace New Mexico is here to attract, foster and promote the technological and economic advancement of the space industry in New Mexico. New Mexico has always been a gateway to new frontiers – guided by grit, resourcefulness, and the brilliant night-sky that captures our aspirations.

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