New Mexico State University


New Mexico State University (NMSU) has a long history of research in space and aerospace beginning with NMSU student teams film projects on the first V-2 flights at White Sands Proving Ground in 1946. In 2011, NMSU had more than $17 million in funding from more than 25 sponsors to support space and aerospace related research. NMSU manages the Apache Point Observatory, which is the home of the Astrophysical Research Consortium 3.5-meter telescope and 0.5 meter small aperture telescope, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 2.5 meter telescope, and the NMSU 1.0 meter telescope. NMSU also houses the Planetary Data Systems (PDS) node for planetary atmospheres data, a NASA-funded archive of planetary data used by researchers worldwide.


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