Midland Purchases Land to Enhance Spaceport Application

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry and XCOR Chief Pilot Rick Searfoss examine a mockup of the Lynx. (Credit: XCOR)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and XCOR Chief Pilot Rick Searfoss examine a mockup of the Lynx. (Credit: XCOR)

This just in from Mywesttexas.com:

The Midland City Council approved the nearly $4 million purchase of land by the Midland Development Corp. for land for north of Midland International Airport, a move expected to aid the city as it tries to obtain a spaceport designation.

The 374 acres is located north of the airport near Farm-to-Market Road 1788 between Highways 191 and 158. The deal is not to exceed $4.01 million….

Marv Esterly, director of airports for the city of Midland, said the deal wasn’t just about XCOR but other future airport development. Proposed development outside the airport, he said, should be compatible with future development of the airport and spaceport.

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