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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:10 AM

Elon Musk wants to create new city in Lone Star state SpaceX home would be called Starbase, Texas

The secluded Texas beachside community of Boca Chica Village was once a haven for retirees, snowbirds and outdoorsy people who enjoyed dirt biking, fishing or lounging near the water.

Today, traffic backs up the lone highway out of the unincorporated area that's now home to only about half a dozen residents and SpaceX's Starship facility. During the day, selfie-seeking tourists line the road for photos with the stainless steel spaceship under development. At night, excavators plow the earth at the busy construction site. Before test launches, residents receive a notice suggesting they temporarily evacuate for safety.

Even more change could be in the Texas neighborhood's future. In March, SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted that he wanted to create a city encompassing Boca Chica Village and the surrounding area.

Its name? Starbase.

"Please consider moving to Starbase or greater Brownsville/South Padre area in Texas & encourage friends to do so!" Musk tweeted this week. "SpaceX's hiring needs for engineers, technicians, builders & essential support personnel of all kinds are growing rapidly."

Read more: https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texas/story/2021/apr/06/elon-musk-wants-create-new-city-lone-star-state-spacex-home-would-be-called-starbase-texas/866299/

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Reply Elon Musk wants to create new city in Lone Star state SpaceX home would be called Starbase, Texas (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 8 OP
PortTack Apr 8 #1
agingdem Apr 8 #2
PortTack Apr 8 #3
sprinkleeninow Apr 8 #4
Paladin Apr 8 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:15 AM

1. That guy is nuts! And his starships to Mars..not much different than Howard Hughes spruce goose

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Response to PortTack (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:21 AM

2. calling Kirk and Spock and the Starship Enterprise...

how about we send Musk to Mars...one way, of course..

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Response to agingdem (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 12:55 AM

3. ☝️☝️☝️☝️

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 01:26 AM

4. "Earth to Musk! Earth to Musk! Come in Musk!"

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 09:23 AM

5. "Starbase TX"?

Where did Musk get that name---Donald Trump?

Musk and his stupidly-named village ought to really enjoy the first major Gulf hurricane that heads their way. Hey, it's not a question of whether, just when....

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