In addition to hosting a visit by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Wednesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk also met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to discuss state support for the company’s proposed commercial spaceport near Brownsville. Apparently, things went well.
Prior to the meeting, Musk said that Texas is the leading candidate for the commercial launch site. The company is also looking at locations in Florida, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Musk added that he was scheduled to meet with the governor and key members of the Texas State Legislature. The topic of flying astronauts into space from Texas would be discussed. That would depend upon whether NASA awards SpaceX funding for that purpose under the commercial crew program.