Livability’s New Mexico Economic Development magazine is released. An Albuquerque company is selected to work with NASA. A New Mexico water impact report receives top national honor. Molecular clouds reveal a mystery star formation. Virgin Galactic plans January commercial flight.


Livability’s New Mexico Economic Development Magazine Released


This edition of the magazine covers topics such as thegrowth of the bioscience industry, the economic impact of wind farms, and growing economic opportunities for Native American entrepreneurs.

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New Mexico water impact report receives top national honor

A landmark report developed by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources has received a prestigious national award. The John C. Frye Memorial Award was presented to the Bureau by the Geological Society of America and the Association of American State Geologists at its mid-year meeting held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 15, 2023.

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Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPCE) announced the ‘Galactic 06’ flight window will open January 26, 2024. This will be the Company’s 11th spaceflight to date and will follow a year of unprecedented human spaceflight achievements that included six suborbital spaceflights in six months. Four private astronauts from three different countries will journey to space on Virgin Galactic’s sixth commercial spaceflight. 

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Mystery of Star Formation Revealed by Hearts of Molecular Clouds

An international team of astronomers has discovered a mysterious star formation at the far edge of the galaxy M83. This research was presented January 8, 2024 in a press conference at the 243rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The research used several instruments operated by the National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), including the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), and the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), along with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan’s (NAOJ) Subaru Telescope and the NASA Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX).

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Albuquerque company selected to work with NASA

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico company has been selected to help NASA with its International Space Station Program.

Through a $478 million contract, chosen companies will work on hardware, software, engineering services, facility integration, and mission services.

An Albuquerque-based company called Metis has been included in the contract.

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