McGregor: Texas Sen. Tours SpaceX

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at the  SpaceX facility in McGregor.  (Cruz Senate office photo)
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at the SpaceX facility in McGregor. (Cruz Senate office photo)(KWTX)
Published: Aug. 12, 2016 at 5:24 PM CDT
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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, toured the SpaceX facility Friday in McGregor.

Cruz’s office issued a press release after the tour Friday that quoted Cruz as saying “it is encouraging to see how the commercial space industry is revolutionizing the future of space exploration.”

“One of the great benefits of commercial space exploration has been the jobs and economic development that have flowed from allowing innovation and the private sector to play a critical role in space, and Texas has been at the epicenter of those advancements,” he said

“I am an enthusiastic advocate of competition and allowing the private sector to innovate, and I will continue to work closely with the commercial space industry to ensure that companies like SpaceX have the freedom to thrive.”

SpaceX tests its rocket motors at the McGregor facility.