Welcome to New Mexico Space Studies



Near Space Challenge

New Mexico Space Studies and Albuquerque Public Schools hosted the first annual Near Space Challenge (NSC) at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on October 3rd and 4th this year.

Visit our Near Space Challenge page for more info



NewMexico Space Studies was formed in August 2013 to support the first ever Duke City Hamfest high altitude balloon launch. Since then, the group has become a special interest group (SIG) of the Upper Rio FM Society.NMSS actively supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach and general experimentation in the areas of high altitude research and HAM radio at the edge of space over New Mexico.

Albuquerque Public Schools was the initial educator partner of NMSS, flying student payloads on the inaugural (NMSS01) flight in support of the STEM Trajectory Initiative.

DCIM100GOPROAn incredible view from NMSS-02 featuring the southern end of the Manzano Mountains under a black sky and a blazing sun
Participating schools (to date) are Carlos Rey Elementary School, West Mesa High School, Valley High School, Sandia High School, and University of New Mexico.  Next school year, additional schools will participate and bring additional resources to the group. Go here for a great video of Carlos Rey and NMSS-05.

We hope you find this site interesting and helpful. If you have any questions or recommendations on how this site could be improved please contact us at admin@nm-ss.org.

IMG_7375NMSS-01 landing Site IMG_7318_smallThe West Mesa High School / NMSS-01 team