Starbase: Elon Musk’s new project in Texas

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The American billionaire Elon Musk approached the authorities of Cameron County (Texas) where SpaceX has a private launch site and rocket production facilities, to submit a new project to them: create a new city called Starbase.

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño said Tuesday March 2nd that SpaceX had approached county officials regarding Elon Musk’s intention to incorporate the village of Boca Chica into the town of Starbase. This village in the state of Texas is home to major SpaceX facilities. The company is developing prototypes of its Starship rocket there, which will be used for the long trip to Mars.

Judge Eddie Treviño said the county authorities were open to this incorporation. However, the process must be in accordance with state statutes, and the county will handle all queries according to the law. Elon Musk said he hoped to incorporate “an area wider than Boca Chica ”. This statement follows a tweet from the American billionaire, in which he announced his desire to create a city in Texas called Starbase.

Elon Musk, whose fortune is estimated by Forbes at 164 billion dollars, extends its footprint in Texas. His company SpaceX also has a site in McGregor, a city halfway between Austin and Dallas. This week, a job posting revealed that the company wanted to open a factory in Austin. The Boring Company began recruiting in Austin in November 2020 and the city has been dubbed “the location of Tesla’s next giga factory.” In December 2020, Elon Musk confirmed that he was leaving Californi to set up his activities in Texas.

Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Carlie Porterfield

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