Cameron County Appoints Members to Spaceport Development Corporation

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The Cameron County Commissioners Court has appointed seven directors to oversee the brand new Cameron County Spaceport Development Corporation, whose goal is to help establish a commercial launch facility on the Texas Gulf Coast for use by SpaceX and to attract other space companies to the area.

SpaceX is eying a location near Brownsville for its commercial launches. It has requested an environmental impact study be done on the site. The California-based company also has been considering locations in Florida, Puerto Rico,  Georgia and Hawaii.

The Brownsville Herald reports that the board members are:

  • Robert Gracia
  • John Guevara
  • Yolanda DeLeon
  • Christian Villarreal
  • Nick Serafy Jr.
  • Charlie Cabler
  • Eddie Sikes.

The publication did not provide any details about the board members, who will initially serve three-month terms. Staggered one- and two-year terms will be established after the initial period is over.