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.