ISPCS 2017

You are cordially invited to attend the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS 2017), to be held October 11-12, 2017, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, New Mexico. ISPCS has set the industry standard for commercial space conferences. ISPCS offers an intimate setting that fosters unrivaled networking, an agenda rich in content, and it is the only conference focused on the commercial space industry. If the space industry, space exploration, military, civil or commercial spaceflight, or human space travel interest you, if you want to invest, learn about the latest trends or meet our leaders, ISPCS is the place to be for two days of intense interaction.

ISPCS 2017


We used the feedback from our distinguished 2016 audience to shape the 2017 ISPCS agenda. Their purpose driven focus is helping to grow the commercial space transportation industry. Annually we come together in cooperation with common purpose. We come together to learn from our speakers and from each other. Both are equally rewarding. Come for the first time or come back again. The 2017 agenda is now published.

ISPCS 2017


Take a peek at the ISPCS networking events. Our purpose is to bring the industry together and create a renewing 2-day experience for you.


  • The International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) is the industry standard for commercial space conferences. The agenda is content rich, featuring industry thought leaders. The setting is intimate to foster networking.
  • NMSU students sent GPS tracked payload attached to a high altitude balloon (HAB). Video and images were streamed live to a NASA website.
    Eclipse Ballooning Project
  • NASA provides competition opportunities to students and faculty. NMSGC offers financial support for their efforts.
    Competitions & Challenges


New Mexico Space Grant Consortium provides funding to faculty & students to develop competitive research & technology projects across New Mexico.
  • RIG grants provide seed funding to faculty who conduct research that aligns with NASA Mission Directorates and goals.
    Research Initiation Grant (RIG) Application
  • The grant is intended to support project-based course development, capstone courses, curriculum or course re-design.
    Education Enhancement Grant Application
  • View a list of recent research projects funded by NMSGC.
    Supported Research & Education


  • The fellowship is open to full time STEM graduate students enrolled at any university in New Mexico
    Graduate Research Fellowship Application
  • The scholarship is open to full time STEM undergraduate students enrolled at any community college or university in New Mexico.
    Undergraduate Research Scholarship Application
  • The scholarship is intended for education major students who will begin their student teaching soon.
    Education Major Scholarship Application
  • The program provides support to teams participating in NASA and space-related design competitions.
    Student Competition Program Application
  • These internships engage students in real-world experiences at NASA Field Centers or at space-related companies.
  • We support public service projects that publicize the vision, mission, and priorities of NASA and the NMSGC programs statewide.
    Public Service & Informal Education Grant

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