Waco City Council will vote Tuesday to grant permission to SpaceX expanding Texas Location. Commissioners could allocate upwards of $1.5m in incentives to the Hawthorne, California-based company. If approved, the measure would bring the American private space transportation company’s total subsidies to $3m.
Once committed, SpaceX expanding in Texas will cost $46m in real estate and equipment. What began in April 2011 as a 300 acre test site grew three times as large by 2013, containing 11 rocket test platforms. SpaceX expanding in Texas would bring the size of the McGregor location to over 4,000 acres and add 300 jobs.
Following their use on a space mission, [...]