The Mayor of Los Angeles confirmed earlier reports that SpaceX will build its largest rocket, the BFR, in the Port of Los Angeles. The company plans to build a manufacturing facility on an 18-hectare site in the Berth 240 and use waterways to transport the massive rocket. SpaceX says the BFR is just too big to be transported on the road.
Announced last September SpaceX plans to replace the reusable BFR with its Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy rockets. It could eventually transport humanity to Mars or be used for point-to-point transportation on Earth.
"As announced today by Mayor Garcetti, the port will play an increasingly important role in our mission to make humanity multi – planetary. SpaceX begins the series development of BFR – our missile and spacecraft system the next Generation that can carry crew and cargo to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President and COO, said
SpaceX has been using the port since 2012 for salvage operations on the West Coast Reports that the company wanted to dramatically expand its operations at the site, this announcement confirms these reports.
The Port Authority of Los Angeles must now approve the facility, and when the green light is given SpaceX says it has the potential to be 700 To engage people.
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