Nerd Night #18: Space Race

Nerd Night on Friday, May 17th:

Space Race

Will the Border Region become a global space flight hub?


Did you know that private citizens from all over the world will soon launch into space from two Border Region spaceports?  Rockets already routinely launch from Van Horn, Fabens, and Truth or Consequences.  Spacefaring organizations in our own backyard are pushing boundaries, inching closer to the day when tourists will travel to space.  Space bound cargo payloads and adventure tourism have big implications for our regional economy, education, and culture.  Join our next Nerd Night to learn more about the the Border Region’s exciting new space economy from the leaders of this booming industry.

Nerd Night #18 is proudly sponsored by:

Virgin Galactic is a spaceflight company within the Virgin Group at the vanguard of a new industry, pioneering the next generation of reusable space vehicles. Virgin aims to transform the current cost, safety and environmental impact of space-launch.  In doing so they are helping to create a basic space access infrastructure that will act as an enabler for scientists and entrepreneurs.  It will also provide the catalyst for a new age of space exploration which promises enormous positive potential for life on Earth.


Panel Speakers

  1. Mr. Henry Cathey | NMSU Physical Science Laboratory | Principal Engineer
  2. Joe Bullington | Jacobs Technology  | Commercialization Manager
  3. Dr. Joel Quintana  |  UTEP Center for Space Exploration Technology Research  |  Ph.D. Research Associate
  4. Jason Lazich  |  Virgin Galactic  |  Director of Spaceline Infrastructure and Ground Services
  5. Kassandra Huhn  |  Borderplex Alliance  |  Vice President of Workforce Development and Analytics
  6. Dr. Patricia C. Hynes | New Mexico Space Grant  |  Retired Director



Where: Sunset Terrace Doubletree Hotel

 600 N El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901


When: Friday, May 17th at 7 pm


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