There's a lot of expectation. And there has also been a tremendous amount of skepticism. When you spend 15 years talking about something and producing report after report, but never actually turn dirt and launch rockets, then people naturally get skeptical.

It's a lot better to have some activity than no activity. So this puts us into a whole new category of viability.

That piece still has to be worked out, depending on what kind of support comes from southern New Mexico. ... We've got more work to do there.

We think this will have even more impact than a NASA operation. NASA is one customer, what we see are many customers.

It's a historic moment for New Mexico in that we've talked about the spaceport for 15 years. This means that in the next few months we'll be actually turning some dirt.

Our feeling is that as soon as there are rockets actually launching from the spaceport, more companies will be knocking at our door.

It forces us to work out the other details involved with the spaceport in terms of the state land office, which actually owns the land.

This is the beginning of a whole new industry.