SpaceX, Behind Schedule on South Texas Launchpad, Seeks $5 Milllion More in State Funding

SpaceX is seeking up to $5 million more in new state funding to build a commercial spaceport in Texas, a high-profile project that's behind schedule after breaking ground in 2014.SpaceX is seeking the money to help build infrastructure related to the launch facility at Boca Chica beach outside Brownsville, the Austin American-Statesman reported .The Cameron County Spaceport Development Corp. recently applied for the $5 million at the request of SpaceX, according to county Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. The new money for the project would come from the Spaceport Trust Fund, a state economic development fund.Gov. Greg Abbott's economic development and tourism division is considering the application, said a spokeswoman for the governor.  Continue reading...

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