SpaceX To Break Ground On South Texas Rocket Launch Site

September 22, 2014 4:55 PM

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SpaceX To Break Ground On South Texas Rocket Launch Site

SOUTH TEXAS (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry will attend as SpaceX breaks ground on the state’s southernmost tip for the company’s first commercial site for orbital launches.

The Monday ceremony will mark the start of construction of the $85 million site at Boca Chica Beach, east of Brownsville. The site will be used to launch commercial satellites.

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