Steve Landeene, director of New Mexico’s Spaceport America since his appointment in early January, last week asked Sierra County voters to approve a 0.125% sales tax to help finance the state facility.

A vote on the tax is set for April 8. The spaceport will be built on 27 square miles of remote ranchland about 30 miles southeast of Truth or Consequences and 45 miles north of Las Cruces.

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