The Brownsville City Commission Monday night passed a resolution encouraging the construction of a commercial launch site near Boca Chica Beach as SpaceX continues to consider South Texas as a possible location for its space exploration operations.
generation is (the ability) to do something that's meaningful do something that has impact on life," he said. "I think (the SpaceX project is) one of those things.
The resolution passed unanimously, although District 2 City Commissioner Jessica Tetreau did not attend the meeting.
environmental concerns with Boca Chica Beach being used as a launch site.
Martinez said he thinks public reception at the hearing, being held by the Federal Aviation Administration, could have an impact on the company's decision on locating to the Brownsville/Cameron County area.
He said having those types of jobs in Brownsville will reduce "brain drain," the name given to situations in municipalities where the best and brightest of the population leave for larger cities due to a lack of opportunities at home.
"They want to make sure they come into a community that wants them," he said.
Martinez cited that report, calling the location an "ideal place" for the launch site and noting that NASA had considered the Boca Chica area in the 1950s when it was building its first launch site, which was eventually located in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
The resolution notes the potential economic impact the construction of the world's first commercial launch site could have on Brownsville and Cameron County should SpaceX or Space Exploration Technologies decide to construct a launchpad near Boca Chica Beach.
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SpaceX representatives will be on hand to answer questions and further discuss the project.
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Mayor Tony Martinez said he feels discussions concerning the launch site are moving in a positive direction, lauding the opportunity to offer the next generation high paying, meaningful jobs in Cameron County.
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A presentation ahead of the vote highlighted the project's job creating possibilities.
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"The thing that excites me the most is the fact that it is high tech rocket science which I think would enable a lot of our very talented students to be able to pursue engineering and science careers that maybe haven't been as available to our population," he said.
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