Heinrich, AFRL And NewSpace New Mexico To Hold Press Conference Announcing Partnership To Advance New Mexico Space Industry And Innovation

ALBUQUERQUE - Today, Thursday, July 8, at 11 a.m. MT, in Albuquerque, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will participate in a press conference announcing Unite & Ignite Space, a co-innovation hub to bring together resources, programming, and workspaces to support the growth of New Mexico’s space industry.

Unite & Ignite Space is made possible through a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)  and NewSpace New Mexico. During his time on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Heinrich secured authorization of a combined $11 million through the FY 20 and FY21 National Defense Authorization Acts to create a small satellite innovation hub in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that goes beyond R&D to support the space industry. 

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich; Colonel Eric J. Felt, Air Force Research Laboratory; and Casey Anglada DeRaad, NewSpace New Mexico.

WHAT: Heinrich, AFRL, and NewSpace New Mexico to announce Unite & Ignite Space with participation by state and local leaders: Dayan Hochman-Vigil, New Mexico State Representative for the 15th District; Bernalillo County Commission Chair Charlene Pyskoty; Pat Davis, Albuquerque City Council, District 6; Jon Clark, Deputy Secretary of the New Mexico Economic Development Department; Synthia Jaramillo, Economic Development Director for the City of Albuquerque; and Danielle Casey, President of Albuquerque Economic Development.

WHEN: Today, Thursday, July 8, at 11 a.m. MT

WHERE: NewSpace New Mexico’s Launchpad, 2420 Alamo Ave. SE, Suite 104, Albuquerque, N.M. 87106

RSVP: Press interested in attending should email press@heinrich.senate.gov

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