Public Invited to Informational Meeting in TorC on Spaceport America Master Plan

RS&H invites the public to provide input on the future of Spaceport America.

[Truth or Consequences (TorC), NM] RS&H will host a third Spaceport America Master Plan Public Meeting in TorC to solicit public input. The two previous public meetings took place in Las Cruces and Albuquerque. The next public meeting for the Spaceport America Master Plan takes place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at the Sierra County Administration Office, 1712 N Date St, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901, from 6 – 8 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 5:30 p.m.

The Spaceport America Master Plan project was initiated by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) to determine growth opportunities in New Mexico’s aerospace industry. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project and to solicit public input on the following topics:

how NMSA is achieving its current statutory mission

public perception of the strengths and challenges for the spaceport

opportunities and threats for the spaceport in the future

Public input during the meeting is encouraged. The meeting will begin with a 30-minute presentation by the project team to include an overview of the project approach and schedule, a review of the statutory mission of Spaceport America, and a summary of the estimated economic impact of the spaceport. The remainder of the meeting will be open to live comments about the future of Spaceport America and what citizens would like to see achieved from the spaceport’s operations.

Comments on each topic will be limited to two (2) minutes per speaker. A signup sheet for comments will be available at the venue. Comments may also be submitted in writing at the public meeting or emailed to

NMSA sponsored the Spaceport America Master Plan study to evaluate future spaceport needs such as operations by space, aviation, and other industries; evolving market and use-case trends; national security space requirements and operations; public and private investment trends; launch vehicles evolution, frequency of flights, potential payloads, and propellant storage; and regulatory trends. Based on these factors and public input, the master plan will produce development options for Spaceport America over a ten-year time frame.

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