Pieces of SpaceX's ambitious plans to expand its sizable foothold in Texas were on full display this week in three very different corners of the internet. CEO Elon Musk speculated on Twitter about a proposed city in Texas named Starbase, while new job descriptions on the company's website hinted at an anticipated "state of the art" factory for mass-producing Starlink satellites. And the company made its latest move in a protracted legal fight for a methane-rich piece of land that will supply fuel for Starship. Here's a breakdown of the latest details. Starbase, Texas Musk, who has said he's moving to Texas and committed to more projects in the state last year to spite California's pandemic restrictions, said on Tuesday he's aiming to create a city called "Starbase" in Texas, teasing a new idea on Twitter as his space company expands its footprint elsewhere in the state. That footprint, first planted in the Lone Star state over a decade ago, is growing rapidly under Musk's dogged effort to build a "gateway to Mars." SpaceX is headquartered in Hawthorne, California, but development for its Mars rocket Starship is primarily based in the more business-friendly state of Texas. Local and state incentives… Read full this story
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