Cameron County Commissioners table vote on abandoning land near SpaceX Boca Chica site
Will roads owned by Cameron County around the SpaceX Boca Chica launch site be abandoned? Cameron County Commissioners Court this past week was expected to address this issue during a commissioners court meeting but tabled it instead. After going into executive session for about two hours, commissioners court tabled four items pertaining to the Boca Chica site that include consideration and adoption of an order to abandon a portion of Remedios Avenue, Joanna Street, Annette Street and Lucero Court, all located near the SpaceX Boca Chica site. In addition, the court tabled consideration and possible action to adopt a resolution regarding SpaceX Super Heavy Project at Boca Chica Beach. The orbital launch would be many times more powerful than the non-orbital Starship test flights that have taken place so far at Boca Chica.myrgv.com
SpaceX fires workers who criticized Elon Musk in open letter
Placeholder while article actions loadSpaceX has fired employees who helped coordinate an open letter critical of chief executive Elon Musk’s behavior on Twitter and other public forums. She said the workers who’d coordinated the effort had been terminated, but did not say how many. Shotwell told employees that the concerns raised in the letter threatened to derail SpaceX’s focus on those tasks. “The collaboration we need to make life multiplanetary is incompatible with a culture that treats employees as consumable resources,” it said later. “Our unique position requires us to consider how our actions today will shape the experiences of individuals beyond our planet.washingtonpost.com
SpaceX employees reportedly wrote a letter criticizing Elon Musk, calling his behavior 'a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for us'
In the letter, workers reportedly called for SpaceX to publicly condemn Elon Musk's behavior on Twitter and hold all leadership "equally accountable."news.yahoo.com
FAA releases SpaceX review: Agency would limit beach, road closures
The Federal Aviation Administration released the long-awaited results of its Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) of SpaceX’s plans for Starship/Super Heavy launches from its Boca Chica site. The agency rendered a mitigated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), clearing a major obstacle for SpaceX to go ahead with the launch, though a launch license has not been granted. SpaceX’s first orbital launch of a Starship/Super Heavy prototype from Boca Chica has been on hold for months while the PEA’s release was delayed several times. The FAA said it will require SpaceX to take more than 75 actions to mitigate environmental impacts from proposed launches. Fish and Wildlife Service, more advance notice of launches will be given to reduce the amount of time S.H.myrgv.com
Tesla files for 3-for-1 stock split
Tesla just filed its annual proxy statement with the SEC and revealed it plans a three-for-one stock split, and that board member Larry Ellison does not plan to stand for re-election. "We believe the Stock Split would help reset the market price of our common stock so that our employees will have more flexibility in managing their equity." A stock split of this nature could mean that more smaller investors feel they can afford the stock, but those investors are minuscule compared to major institutions. In its 2022 proxy filing, the electric vehicle and renewable energy business, also revealed that board member Larry Ellison currently owns 1.5% of Tesla shares. The filing also says that Tesla CEO Elon Musk currently holds 6% of Tesla shares.cnbc.com
Sheriff: SpaceX trespasser made it to fifth floor of bay tower
A 21-year-old Pennsylvania woman remains jailed in a Cameron County facility after she was accused of trespassing at the SpaceX facility at Boca Chica Beach. Nivea Rose Parker told authorities she was a SpaceX employee and was on the fifth floor of High Bay No.1 because she wanted to meet with Elon Musk, Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza stated in a media release. Garza said his deputies went to the SpaceX facility after receiving a call that a trespasser had been found at the location. Parker was found roaming the fifth floor of High Bay No. According to the media release from the sheriff’s office, surveillance video showed that on Wednesday Parker entered SpaceX at about 5:30 p.m.myrgv.com
Elon Musk accused of breaking law while buying Twitter stock
Elon Musk’s huge Twitter investment took a new twist Tuesday with the filing of a lawsuit alleging that the colorful billionaire illegally delayed disclosing his big stake in the social media company so he could buy more shares at lower prices.
Musk helping restore Tongan internet; virus outbreak growing
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is trying to help reconnect Tonga to the internet after a volcanic eruption and tsunami cut off the South Pacific nation more than three weeks ago, according to officials, while repairs on an undersea cable are proving more difficult than first thought.
Baylor College of Medicine’s TRISH Institute to facilitate science on SpaceX Inspiration4 mission
It may not be too long before many everyday people are able to make their way to space. As commercial spaceflight grows within American soil with companies like SpaceX creating milestones for space exploration, Space City is playing a major role in health research to help future missions.