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What Will the New Spaceport in South Texas Mean for the Region?

SpaceX made it official this week: as expected, it will build a new spaceport near Brownsville in South Texas. It’s been a well-known fact for some time that Brownsville was the lone finalist for the project. But now it’s official, pending some final legalities. To help us understand those final details – and to get […]

An artist rendering of a proposed spaceport at Boca Chica Beach in Cameron, County, Texas near Brownsville, Texas. (Image: SpaceX)

SpaceX made it official this week: as expected, it will build a new spaceport near Brownsville in South Texas.

It’s been a well-known fact for some time that Brownsville was the lone finalist for the project. But now it’s official, pending some final legalities.

To help us understand those final details – and to get a better idea of what a spaceport is and will mean for South Texas – Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty discusses the project and what it means for Texas with Houston Chronicle reporter Eric Berger.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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