SpaceX, a private aerospace company that’s been making headlines as of late, is seeking to establish its own luxury themed resort near its launch facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, according to a report by Sissi Cao on the website Observer.
Though the company hasn’t officially confirmed any plans to develop a luxury themed resort in the area, the company’s actions seem to tell otherwise.
The most obvious of them all which leads everybody to speculate that such a resort is in the pipeline is a recent job opening posted on the SpaceX website. It states that the company is in need of a Resort Development Manager to be assigned in Brownsville, Texas.
The job’s basic qualifications include a baccalaureate degree as well as five or more years of experience in construction project management. The candidates are expected to manage the design, architecture, and construction of the project among others. They will also do other tasks related to the project including but not limited to providing the final cost and schedule for the project and do cost controls; obtain all the necessary permits while acting as the project’s overseeing superintendent; coordinating and confirming the project’s specification; resolve the issues that may arise during the project’s tenure.
Not only that, but Musk is also looking for a temporary spaceport development specialist. What does this job entail? If we take a look at it, it seems to be personnel that will aid in the developments needed to be done in the company’s Boca Chica site.
The company has set its eyes on the tiny South Texas community as early as 2014 when it selected the area to be its test and launch site for its Starship program. They have been buying up properties in the area – even offering thrice the appraised values of their properties. Many have taken the offer and left but there are a few others who remained and refused the money. They argue that the money being given to them isn’t enough for the fair market value of their land.
The Boca Chica launch site has witnessed numerous test flights in preparation for the company’s grand plan to develop the Starship craft for traveling to Mars. The latest test flight, which the company called a ‘hop’, was a success – signaling more tests in the future.
Whether we’ll see a space-themed park in the area, it’s clear that Elon Musk and his company may be aiming to conquer the stars but they also want to reign supreme on the Earth they are stepping on.