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Sunday July 13, 2014

SpaceX Gets A-OK from FAA to Build Spaceport

Getting into outer space might be easier than getting permission to build a privately-owned spaceport, but Elon Musk’s SpaceX has passed the last hurdle from the federal government. Construction on the 56 acre spaceport near Brownsville, Texas will begin as soon as local licenses are approved.

The FAA’s decision is a monumental step forward on the path to making the long-planned spaceport a reality. This is major win for SpaceX, since the proposed spaceport will allow the company to launch from private property, rather than from Air Force facilities it currently uses.