New Mexico True welcomes the student teams participating in the 2nd Annual Spaceport America Cup! New Mexico has played a major role in the understanding and exploration of space. From ancient Native American observatories at Chaco Canyon to modern day facilities such as the Very Large Array astronomical radio observatory, New Mexico’s clear skies and high altitudes have provided an ideal location to study the skies. Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braun’s experimental rocketry, NASA’s testing and space missions, and more recently Spaceport America, have all prospered in New Mexico’s open space and low population. We know how hard you have worked to get here and hope that you’ll take a little extra time to explore New Mexico before or after the competition.
(Written in partnership with NM Art Museum)
Breakfast is an important meal, especially for growing and learning minds. Rise and shine with a breakfast burrito from one of a hundred restaurants on the New Mexico True Breakfast Burrito Byway. Remember: Mornings can be chile.
New Mexico is rich with 1,000 years of Native culture — 23 Pueblos and Nations, each with distinct stories, art, food, and living traditions. We’re also home to five of USA Today’s 10 Best Native American Experiences.
The iconic Route 66 is well known throughout America, but New Mexico’s stretch is rich with authentic culture and living history, most of which still stands today. Take a nostalgic road trip on and off the Mother Road in the Land of Enchantment.
With low light pollution and open skies, you can see stars for miles on the New Mexico Dark Skies Trail. We’re home to five International Dark Sky locations and some of the best stargazing opportunities on Earth.