Elon Musk

News & Politics |
June 25, 2019

From the Archives: Can a New Generation of Texans Revive the Dream of Space Exploration?

With NASA’s ambitions trimmed, private space companies come to Texas, dreaming of Mars.

Business |
July 20, 2016

Countdown to Liftoff

Sleek, shiny rockets on sleepy, shifty sands: as SpaceX prepares to build in South Texas, I wonder if my old stomping grounds can handle the inevitable collision of cultures. I sure hope so.

Politics & Policy |
April 11, 2014

The Battle of Boca Chica

With support from the Legislature, SpaceX may soon be launching rockets from Texas’ southernmost beach. That doesn’t mean a few nature lovers aren’t still ready to fight.

Business |
November 25, 2013

How Do We Feel About Space Exploration Companies Buying Up A Bunch Of Cheap Texas Land?

Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin have both bought up a lot of land along the border. Brownsville and Van Horn are not exactly where you'd expect to find the cutting-edge vanguard of private, high-tech space exploration.