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A Tiny Texas Town Might Be the Gateway to Mars

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A Tiny Texas Town Might Be the Gateway to Mars

The Dallas Morning News June 14, 2021
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And it’s thanks to the Texas economy.

A few years ago, Boca Chica, Texas, was a forgettable little village at the point where the United States, Mexico and the ocean all meet. Now, it’s home to the world’s only private spaceport and the most ambitious project of maybe the most ambitious private company on the planet.

At its Boca Chica test site, Elon Musk’s SpaceX builds, launches and tries to land prototypes of its Starship, the vessel that the company hopes will transport people to the moon and to Mars and that could get you from New York to Shanghai in 40 minutes. If Musk’s ambitions are realized, Boca Chica won’t be an unknown beach spot outside Brownsville for much longer. It’ll be the gateway to Mars.

Continue reading the entire piece here at The Dallas Morning News

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Oliver Wiseman is the U.S. editor of The Critic and a coauthor of Brexit Revolt. Adapted from City Journal.

Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images

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