A reader points me to a copy of Rick Homans resignation letter (pdf) from his position as Executive Director of Spaceport America. === Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, an Apollo 17 astronaut and geologist, has been selcted by the new governor of New Mexico for a position in her administration: Schmitt picked to head energy and natural resources – NMPolitics.net (via Jeff Foust).
This article – Spaceport Director Steps Down – Albuquerque Journal – reports also that
> the governor’s Spaceport Review Team consists of business and space professionals and received input from several former astronauts, including Harrison “Jack” Schmitt and space shuttle commander Sid Gutierrez.
Charles Lurio tells me that Schmitt has been strongly against the project in the past so we’ll have to see if his negative views influence decisions on how the project proceeds from here.