U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, left, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, center, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry turn the first shovel-full of sand at the groundbreaking ceremony for the SpaceX launch pad at Boca Chica Beach, Texas, in September 2014. The SpaceX venture, led by PayPal co-founder and electric car maker Musk, is one of two players in a Texas-style, 21st-century space.
U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, left, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, center, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry turn the first shovel-full of sand at the groundbreaking ceremony for the SpaceX launch pad at Boca Chica Beach, Texas, in September 2014. The SpaceX venture, led by PayPal co-founder and electric car maker Musk, is one of two players in a Texas-style, 21st-century space. David Pike File photo
U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, left, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, center, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry turn the first shovel-full of sand at the groundbreaking ceremony for the SpaceX launch pad at Boca Chica Beach, Texas, in September 2014. The SpaceX venture, led by PayPal co-founder and electric car maker Musk, is one of two players in a Texas-style, 21st-century space. David Pike File photo

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