Las Cruces – Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed Benjamin Woods of Las Cruces as chairman of the board of directors of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority.
Woods has served on the board since 2005. He works as an administrator at New Mexico State University.
Richardson also announced Monday that he has appointed Patrick Beckett of Las Cruces to the spaceport authority board. Beckett fills a vacancy on the board created by Woods becoming chairman.
Beckett is an archaeologist and owns a book store in Las Cruces.
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