NMSGC continues to have a prominent and permanent presence throughout New Mexico. NMSGC is the lead agency of coordination and cooperation to engage Americans in space- related technical education and research.
NMSGC advances lifelong learning in the areas related to aerospace science, technology, aeronautics, Earth observation, and space exploration to enhance knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality, and stewardship of Earth. NMSGC advances the economic, education, and scientific benefits of space-related activities and assets in New Mexico.
NMSGC, through its affiliate members, fosters NASA’s mission to “Lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and bring new knowledge and opportunities back to Earth. Support growth of the Nation’s economy in space and aeronautics, increase understanding of the universe and our place in it, work with industry to improve America’s aerospace technologies, and advance American leadership” in the state of New Mexico.
NMSGC four goals are intended to “enable unique opportunities for students to contribute to NASA’s work, build a diverse future STEM workforce by engaging students in authentic learning experiences and strengthen public understanding by enabling powerful connections to NASA’s mission and work.”
Goal 1: Support Balanced Research Portfolio
NMSGC will support a balanced research portfolio that is diverse and aligns with NASA’s needs and mission objectives as identified by the agency’s mission directorates.
Goal 2: Improve Diversity and Retention
Improve diversity, improve retention and increase the number of space professionals.
Goal 3: Communication and Collaboration
By 2021, develop and implement a cohesive plan for communication and collaboration among the larger aerospace stakeholder community such as Spaceport America, Virgin Galactic, Jacobs, Challenger Learning Center.
Goal 4: Space-related Business Policy
Develop a strategic investment plan to support growth and expansion of the space economic ecosystem.