SpaceX leaders speak


Cameron County offcials attended the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon Thursday and discussed the ongoing SpaceX rocket launch project. (Staff photo by Craig Alaniz)

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce met for its Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon Thursday.

The chamber presented guest speakers Gil Salinas, Brownsville EDC and County Commissioners Sophia Benavides and Dan Sanchez, who spoke about the possibility of the SpaceX rocket launch site project to attendees.

Salinas said the project is in the environmental impact study stage and is competing with two other locations for the rocket launch site for the private company, which holds $3 billion in launch contracts with NASA. He said the project also needs approval from the FAA.

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