Gallery+Story: 2019 Spaceport America Cup underway, 120 Teams set to compete

The third annual Spaceport America Cup launched Tuesday with competitors from fourteen different countries, landing in the Land of Enchantment for the five-day event and competition.

The Cup is designed around the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition for student rocketry teams from American and International Colleges and Universities.

University students will be launching solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets to target altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet.

Our very own Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta was there and we bring you his view of day one in this gallery.