If Elon Musk gets his way, we may get a starbase on Earth. Starbase, Texas, that is.
On Tuesday, the SpaceX founder tweeted , "Creating the city of Starbase, Texas" in an apparent reference to renaming the home of SpaceX's development facility in Boca Chica Village along the Gulf of Mexico. He followed it up with the poetic missive "From thence to Mars, And hence the Stars."
Boca Chica Village is an unincorporated community in Cameron County already famous for launches of prototype Starships , SpaceX's next-generation spacecraft. If Musk's name change idea pans out, we may get to say, "SpaceX launches Starship from Starbase."
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