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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 a better idea […]

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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