Space Grant Consortium receives NASA funds


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium is getting a half million dollars for its Student Launch Program.

New Mexico Democratic Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Monday that NASA is giving the money to support the program that supports aerospace and technology programs at colleges in New Mexico.

The Student Launch Program, which began in 2009, helps students create and design experiments that can be launched into space from Spaceport America near Las Cruces.

The program is designed to attract students to aerospace-related programs and given them hands-on space technology experience.

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