Artist's rendering of the New Mexico spaceport project.
The move comes just months after the SA project was hit by a 57 percent budget cut by the state legislature and has fallen more than a year behind schedule. New leadership was installed earlier this year and construction continues.
Virgin Galactic is slated to be the anchor tenant of the world’s first commercial spaceport.
The RFP release came two days before today's landing in Florida of the last NASA space shuttle mission.
Proposals are due Aug. 1. Download the RFP.