According to a Spaceport America statement, SpaceX will be leasing land and facilities at the New Mexico site to conduct the next phase of flight testing for its reusable rocket program.
“I am thrilled that SpaceX has chosen to make New Mexico its home, bringing their revolutionary ‘Grasshopper’ rocket and new jobs with them,” Governor Martinez said today. “We’ve done a lot of work to level the playing field so we can compete in the space industry. This is just the first step in broadening the base out at the Spaceport and securing even more tenants. I’m proud to welcome SpaceX to New Mexico.”
SpaceX just finished up its first series of testing the new Grasshopper vehicle in McGregor, Texas. The company is planning to begin the next phase of development for tests performed in New Mexico.”
- SpaceX Joining Virgin Galactic at Spaceport America (sci-tech-today.com)
- SpaceX Signs Three-Year Deal with Spaceport America for “Grasshopper” Rocket (dailytech.com)
- Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs lease at NM spaceport (miamiherald.com)
- SpaceX signs three-year deal with Spaceport America to test Grasshopper reusable rocket (theverge.com)
- SpaceX signs Spaceport America deal to test Grasshopper rocket (slashgear.com)