SpaceX to build resort near Boca Chica


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Capitalism in space: SpaceX is seeking to hire a manager to lead the design and construction of a resort near Boca Chica for future spaceport customers.

The job posting seeks a manger to “oversee the development of SpaceX’s first resort from inception to completion,” with the ultimate aim of turning Boca Chica into a “21st century Spaceport.” That would include overseeing the entire design and construction process, as well as getting all necessary work permits and regulatory approvals, and completing the ultimate build of the facility.

Makes perfect financial sense, assuming Starship does eventually fly. Customers will need and expect a nice place to stay before and after their flights, and SpaceX has the land and is best positioned for providing it. And even if Starship doesn’t fly, during the rocket’s development there is money to be made providing tourists the best viewpoint for watching test flights, while also creating a source of profit independent of actual flight.

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3 comments

  • pzatchok

    I swear the man is just reading my mind.

  • Chris Lopes

    To paraphrase Instapundit, this IS the 21st century I was promised.

  • LocalFluff

    Perhaps it’s for the construction workers who are now living in a trailer park. I’ve never been in a “house car” but how well could it work with closette and kitchen together with the bedroom in a few square meters? Where I live the first thing done at a construction site is to set up container buildings for the workers.

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