The Mission of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority is stipulated in the Spaceport Development Act (New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978 §58-31-1 et seq., Laws of 2005):
- Encourage and foster development of the state and its cities and counties by developing spaceport facilities in New Mexico;
- Actively promote and assist public and private sector infrastructure development to attract new industries and businesses, thereby creating new job opportunities in the State;
- Create the statutory framework that will enable the state to design, finance, construct, equip and operate spaceport facilities necessary to ensure the timely, planned, and efficient development of a southwest regional spaceport; and
- Promote educational involvement in spaceport activities and education and training of the workforce to develop the skills needed for spaceport operations.
Our Vision is for Spaceport America to become a premier multi-modal Spaceport for point-to-point space transportation, aerospace operations, research, development, and testing in support of our Nation’s commercial, civil, and national security space sectors.
NMSA is an autonomous state-established authority, administratively attached to the Economic Development Department (EDD), and governed by a Board of Directors consisting of six members appointed by the Governor and the Cabinet Secretary of Economic Development (or the Secretary’s designee) who serves as chair of the board. The Lieutenant Governor and the Executive Director of NMSA serve in the board as nonvoting members.