What’s The Holdup At Texas’ First Spaceport?

Despite big promises, the SpaceX facility on the Gulf Coast is far from launching rockets

By Alexandra HartNovember 30, 2017 4:49 pm| ,

It’s been three years since SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced a rocket launch facility in south Texas. Progress has been slow, despite a commitment that the spaceport be operational by September 2018.

Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech says Musk had big plans for the facility in 2014 when he pitched it to state leaders, from whom he wanted financial incentives.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What’s causing the holdup at the SpaceX site

– How much state money is at risk

 

Written by Shelly Brisbin.