Today, Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced that California-based commercial space-travel startup SpaceX had reached an agreement to build its first commercial spaceport and launch pad in Texas. The deal included a generous incentive package worth $15.3 million to make it happen.
Per terms of the deal, SpaceX will build a control center in Cameron County, Texas, with a launch facility in Brownsville. The city’s local newspaper, the Brownsville Herald, indicated that SpaceX expects to launch 12 orbital rockets per year.