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Texas is the leading location for the Spacex commercial spaceport

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Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2013 01:54 AM by AlexMuller

Last week, SpaceX formally requested the $500,000 “performance-based economic development grant,” according to a confidential three-page letter obtained by The Monitor, and pledged to spend $20 million with McAllen-based businesses during the next 10 years.

 
“Competing states aggressively recruit the space industry by offering incentive programs with up to $20 million in grants annually (approximately 50 percent of total project cost),” according to the letter. “In order to compete, awards from multiple eligible state and local incentive sources are needed to secure the project for South Texas, including the requested performance based incentive from the MEDC.”
 
“We are looking at other potential launch locations. Expanding on our activities in Florida is one; Georgia, Puerto Rico — and there are a few other possibilities,” Musk said. “So it’s not for sure that it would occur, but I would say that Texas is probably our leading candidate right now.”

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-28
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SpaceX is keeping its place in the news. Good that there are further investments and probably a good news for Texas
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-28
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SpaceX had already made history as the world's first privately held company to send a cargo payload, carried on the Dragon spacecraft, to the International Space Station
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-28
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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carried the unmanned Dragon capsule into space, marking the first time a private company has sent a spacecraft to the space station Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-28
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Space X is well connected. Space X is working with NASA for a long time. In 2006 NASA awarded the company a Commercial Orbital Transportation Services contract for a long time. Reply


 

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