Tag: SpaceX

City Council to launch SpaceX opportunities

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 15, 2015 The South Padre Island City Council met Tuesday morning to discuss the possibility of rewriting a current legislative bill that dictates the allocation of Hotel/Motel Tax funds to expand the option to spend the funds to include any facilities, programs, or marketing related to SpaceX …

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PHOTO GALLERY: SpaceX – To the Future… And Beyond

Seen are various images from festivities and events surrounding the ground breaking ceremony of SpaceX, the commercial launch site to be constructed at Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville. The impact of SpaceX is expected to benefit the surrounding communities, including the Laguna Madre and Harlingen-San Benito-Brownsville metropolitan areas. Pictured in this gallery are an artist’s …

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Officials revel in SpaceX groundbreaking; economic boon anticipated locally

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com BROWNSVILLE – Visitors to the Rio Grande Valley have long described the culture shock experienced at the border communities within as an out of this world experience. It’s a statement that can now be taken literally as Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) broke ground Monday, Sept. 22, for its …

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SPI bash exhibits local support for launch site

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS With the room packed with state and local politicians and officials, business and real estate representatives, and local residents, the ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island was filled to capacity Monday evening for the celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony for the SpaceX rocket launching facility …

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More than 100 business reps, citizens attend welcoming event

By BROOKE WILKINSON Special to the PRESS An event welcoming the arrival of SpaceX was held Monday, Sept. 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn Beach Resort. More than 100 businesses along with the community attended the event. Many gathered to listen to how SpaceX will bring many job opportunities and contribute millions of dollars into the …

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Garriga student wins art contest with rocket drawing

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Layla Jean Mahan, a third grader from Garriga Elementary School in Port Isabel, was recently selected as the winner from her school for her entry in an art contest sponsored by SpaceX, the privately-owned rocket launching company that is building a facility on Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville. The …

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Physics students participate in ceremony

Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE – Jose Martinez, 23, a master’s student in physics at The University of Texas at Brownsville, grew up in Brownsville and could not imagine the day the southernmost point in Texas could be transformed into another Space Coast. Martinez and other students from UTB’s Department of Physics and Astronomy played …

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SpaceX clears federal environmental hurdle

PRESS Staff Report The Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation released its favorable Environmental Impact Statement Wednesday, paving the way for Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) to launch commercial space flights from Boca Chica Beach if the company opts to develop a launch site there. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to …

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COUNTDOWN TO LIFTOFF: SpaceX awaits final impact study

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com SpaceX took a giant step forward last week as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) issued its final Biological and Conference Opinion on the commercial space flight proposal at Boca Chica Beach, finding that the project would not significantly jeopardize various area wildlife or their habitats. To read the rest …

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SpaceX discusses environmental impact

By CHRISTINA R. GARZA Special to the PRESS The University of Texas at Brownsville ITEC Center hosted a SpaceX Public Hearing on Tuesday to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a possible Texas launch site in Brownsville. The Texas SpaceX launch site, currently undeveloped near the eastern end of Texas State Highway 4 in …

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