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SpaceX picks South Texas site for commercial launch facility

By Laylan Copelin - American-Statesman Staff



SpaceX’s Elon Musk and Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that the space exploration company has decided to build the world’s first commercial Cape Canaveral in South Texas.

The decision — three years in the making — reaffirms Texas’ role as a space state as the industry evolves from a government-only enterprise to a promising frontier for the private sector.

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