Spaceport director Rick Homans resigns

Spaceport director Rick Homans resigns

There are 56 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Spaceport director Rick Homans resigns. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Spaceport America Director Rick Homans announced his resignation Wednesday, saying he'd been ordered to do so by the Gov.

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IMF-FED Co-Regulator

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Jan 6, 2011
Bye-Bye Waste-O-SpacePort...
Now if we could only find a buyer for that bridge to nowhere...
Kevin Little

Grandview, TX

#2 Jan 6, 2011
This project should never have received a dime of public money. Instead of promoting sustainable industry and jobs, spaceport has been a huge sinful, frivilous giveaway to private business at public expense.

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#3 Jan 6, 2011
Martinez continues to clean house. Keep up the good work governor.
Deputy276

United States

#4 Jan 6, 2011
Good. Who needs this crap anyway? Space. Get real.
Anthony

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Jan 6, 2011
I am curious to know if the taxpayers of this County have ever seen one red penny in return for this apparent boondoggle? I know that it looks like a giant toilet from the air to mach the flushing action of our tax dollars. Mothball that big outhouse and give us back our money!
What happened to December

Huntsville, AL

#6 Jan 6, 2011
After attending the Las Cruces town meeting on the
Spaceport project and listening to the locals asking legitimate questions of the cocky Gerald Martin Rep. who said this project will be complete by TWENTY TEN no matter what happens we promised the owner and it will be complete. Does anyone know who is now paying for these extensions to the contract? I doubt it will be complete by the end of 2011. WHAT A WASTE
golden exit

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Jan 6, 2011
I hope that Mr. Homans but some of the 170K salary in a piggy bank. No doubt that he will survive with or without Bill's continuing support.
Neo

White Sands Missile Range, NM

#8 Jan 6, 2011
Deputy276 wrote:
Good. Who needs this crap anyway? Space. Get real.
Space is the only thing between your ears, moron.
Otis

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jan 6, 2011
The neanderthals should be crowing about this move. They would be the same ones that howled about that new-fangled steam engine that scared the horse trade. Or the danged waste of public money on the federal interstate program that socialist Eisenhower started. Or the danged dam that EBID had built at taxpayer expense. New Mexico needs to stay at the bottom of the heap in terms of jobs, education, healthcare and especially technology. We're number one!!!!
steve conn

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Jan 6, 2011
When they named it for Bill, it was the kiss of death.
ZebraClub

Birmingham, MI

#11 Jan 6, 2011
Anthony wrote:
I am curious to know if the taxpayers of this County have ever seen one red penny in return for this apparent boondoggle? I know that it looks like a giant toilet from the air to mach the flushing action of our tax dollars. Mothball that big outhouse and give us back our money!
Have you read the comments by wired readers? http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/09/vir...
I think it looks like something else too. A certain part of Eve.
Carlos Spiceeweiner

Huntsville, AL

#12 Jan 6, 2011
It is amazing how many people comment without any information other than what they 'think'.

The project is under-budget and on time. The state has a lease agreement with a private company that is paying to use the spaceport. The project has created hundreds of local construction jobs. Recent events like the runway dedication brought hundreds of visitors to the Las Cruces area for days, filling our hotels and restaurants, boosting the GRT collection.

The only way we lose money is if we 'mothball' the project before it's even finished. Luddites.
domino

Silver City, NM

#13 Jan 6, 2011
Now what happens to those T or C contractors who gave political contributions in return for receiving large business contracts? I heard Martinez is going to bust them.

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#14 Jan 6, 2011
domino wrote:
Now what happens to those T or C contractors who gave political contributions in return for receiving large business contracts? I heard Martinez is going to bust them.
Suuure you did.
Cruz

Roy, WA

#15 Jan 6, 2011
Distinguish between Homans and the Spaceport,the political mercenary Homans had to go,the Spaceport needs to develop and stay.
Larry

Las Cruces, NM

#16 Jan 6, 2011
Anyone stupid enough to invest in a spaceport period deserves what they get. That Brit is just a con man. We will see when the hoards of the rich go flying round this planet in strato space...about the same time when we see pigs fly.
Larry

Las Cruces, NM

#17 Jan 6, 2011
We have been seeing Susana clean house before she even took office---you know when all those judges either got dumped or resigned suddenly. She know who all was on the take and she will clean out those crooks once and for all.
Fine

El Paso, TX

#18 Jan 6, 2011
This may be the case, but I need to see some numbers. Sounds like a lot of fluff to me! People get upset because these projects look like black holes and they do nothing to keep us informed in a concrete, verifiable manner. So show me some stats, or I will hang out with the other Luddites.
Carlos Spiceeweiner wrote:
It is amazing how many people comment without any information other than what they 'think'.
The project is under-budget and on time. The state has a lease agreement with a private company that is paying to use the spaceport. The project has created hundreds of local construction jobs. Recent events like the runway dedication brought hundreds of visitors to the Las Cruces area for days, filling our hotels and restaurants, boosting the GRT collection.
The only way we lose money is if we 'mothball' the project before it's even finished. Luddites.
dude

Dallas, TX

#19 Jan 6, 2011
Carlos Spiceeweiner wrote:
It is amazing how many people comment without any information other than what they 'think'.

The project is under-budget and on time. The state has a lease agreement with a private company that is paying to use the spaceport. The project has created hundreds of local construction jobs. Recent events like the runway dedication brought hundreds of visitors to the Las Cruces area for days, filling our hotels and restaurants, boosting the GRT collection.

The only way we lose money is if we 'mothball' the project before it's even finished. Luddites.
name a few locals that have recorded jobs from this
CitaWita

United States

#20 Jan 6, 2011
Susana: as a democrat, do not make me sorry that I voted for you! This project should not be politicized! we each need to tell Governor Martineez to step away from the Spaceport project.

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