5 August 2014
SpaceX has decided to develop “the world’s first” commercial orbital launch site in Texas, which has offered more incentives to the company for the site. Texas Gov. Rick Perry said, “Texas has been on the forefront of our nation’s space exploration efforts for decades, so it is fitting that SpaceX has chosen our state as they expand the frontiers of commercial space flight.” Rick Tumlinson, co-founder of Space Frontier Foundation and Texas Space Alliance, previously said that the launch site could one day be the location of manned flights to the ISS. Carissa Bryce Christensen, managing partner at The Tauri Group, and a panelist at AIAA's Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition (SPACE 2014) taking place in San Diego 4-8 August, stated back in April that the launch site should give the company more “predictability.” (Image Credit: SpaceX)
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