SpaceX Breaks Ground Boca Chica Beach
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Great news for Cameron County as SpaceX broke ground this morning at the site near Boca Chica beach. SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Governor Rick Perry and other public elected officials were present at the event as SpaceX plans to build a commercial rocket launch pad.
The site will be at the eastern end of state highway 4 – just a few miles from the Mexican border and about five miles from Port Isabel and South Padre Island.
SpaceX intends to build a vertical launch area and a control center to support 12 commercial launches per year.