Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - MARCH 01: In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft onboard, is erected on the launchpad at Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on March 1, 2013 in Florida . Launch of the second SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services mission is scheduled for later this morning.
Having a facility like this is great for SpaceX, it’s great for this industry ... This infrastructure is something that is world class, and we’re very appreciative to have this partnership with NASA so that we can develop a capability that’s going to low-earth orbit that will help NASA but will also help the U.S. space industry.
I am thrilled that SpaceX has chosen to make New Mexico its home, bringing their revolutionary Grasshopper rocket and new jobs with them ... We’ve done a lot of work to level the playing field so we can compete in the space industry. This is just the first step in broadening the base out at the spaceport.
We need to regain our 'chops,' ... It's a demonstration of space exploration technologies for the future.More quotes »
Elon Musk's SpaceX signs lease at NM spaceport
-- Another space industry heavyweight has signed on to use New Mexico's Spaceport America -- Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday.It agreed to a three-year lease to do testing of its "Grasshopper" Read more »
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