Statement from Chancellor Cigarroa regarding SpaceX

A statement from Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., on today’s announcement that SpaceX will build a spaceport in South Texas:

“This tremendous opportunity for the Rio Grande Valley and the entire state of Texas provides a unique window bright with the promise of 21st century careers in science and engineering for students of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Our students will be in close proximity to the world’s first commercial launch complex designed for orbital missions, and UT System leaders are thrilled to partner together with SpaceX to provide unprecedented educational opportunities. I’d like to thank Gov. Rick Perry and state and local leaders who worked so hard to build this partnership and bring SpaceX to South Texas.”

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