Texas May House Private Rocket Launch Pad

SpaceX Buys Land In Texas Near Proposed Launch Pad

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012  |  Updated 3:08 PM CDT
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Texas May House Private Rocket Launch Pad

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SpaceX Rocket Test Stand near McGregor, Texas.

SpaceX is buying land in South Texas where the company is considering building a private rocket launch facility.

The Brownsville Herald reported Sunday that the commercial space exploration firm has purchased at least three lots in Cameron County under the name Dogleg Park LLC.  Property records show the owner's address is listed as SpaceX headquarters in California. 

SpaceX is said to be considering Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and perhaps Georgia as the location for a new launch site. The company did not respond to the newspaper's requests to comment on the land purchases. 

Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos, the county's top elected official, says the purchases don't guarantee that SpaceX has made its choice but called it a good sign. 

SpaceX already has a rocket factory near Waco.

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