Welcome to the Future of Space.
Become a Part of History.

Located in the heart of the American Southwest, Space Valley is a hub of innovation for some of the nation’s most advanced and groundbreaking space development and defense activities.

About Space Valley


Extending from the southern border of New Mexico, near Spaceport America and White Sands Missile Range, to the northern part of the state, past the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Space Valley encompasses a diverse concentration of resources rooted in the region’s rich history as a center for scientific breakthroughs and discovery.

These resources, driven by a talented and growing workforce, have established the foundation for the research, development, testing, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities happening today in Space Valley’s dynamic space and aerospace ecosystems.

The center of these ecosystems lies at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, home to the U.S. Space Force’s Space Rapid Capabilities Office, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates, and MaxQ@Kirtland.

Space Valley Partners + Resources

  • Air Force Research Lab
    • Space Vehicles Directorate
    • Directed Energy Directorate
  • Arrowhead Center (NMSU)
  • Cannon Air Force Base
  • Holloman Air Force Base
  • Hyperspace Challenge
  • Kirtland Air Force Base
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • NASA White Sands Test Facility
  • NewSpace Nexus
  • Physical Science Lab (NMSU)
  • Space Rapid Capabilities Office
  • Space Systems Command
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Spaceport America
  • U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range
  • U.S. Space Force
  • Q Station
GD9BFP The Mercury Atlas rocket (officially designated the Atlas LV-3 B) was an Atlas D missile modified for Project Mercury launches.. Image shot 1988. Exact date unknown.

To learn more about Space Valley resources, companies, and organizations, contact the Space Valley Coalition. For information on the resources available to help you locate and grow your business in New Mexico, including funding and business incentives, contact the New Mexico Partnership.