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The competition heats up: Texas today announced an agreement with SpaceX, finalizing the company’s plans to build the world’s first commercial spaceport near Brownsville, Texas.
More here. The deal remains contingent on SpaceX getting all required permits from the federal government, but I doubt that will be a problem.