SpaceX to build first commercial orbital rocket launch site in Texas

August 5, 2014 11:46 AM

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McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas.

The state of Texas added $15.3 million in incentives to the geographic value of a location east of Brownsville that will allow SpaceX to have greater control over the timing of its launches. The company has said it plans to launch 12 rockets a year from the Boca Chica Beach, a short walk from the Gu...

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