SpaceX Buys Land In Texas Near Proposed Spaceport

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BROWNSVILLE (September 23, 2012)—Space Explorations Technologies Corp., which operates a rocket test facility in McGregor west of Waco, is buying land in South Texas where the company is considering building a private rocket launch facility.

The Brownsville Herald reported Sunday that the commercial space exploration firm has purchased at least three lots in Cameron County under the name Dogleg Park LLC.

Property records show the owner's address is listed as SpaceX headquarters in California.

SpaceX is said to be considering possible sites for the facility not only in Texas, but also in Florida, Puerto Rico and perhaps Georgia.

Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos, the county's top elected official, said the purchases don't guarantee that SpaceX has made its choice but called it a good sign.