Exciting news! Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced in his annual state-of-the-city speech that SpaceX has chosen to manufacture its planned new rocket in the Port of Los Angeles.
The mayor said it's a "vehicle that holds the promise of taking humanity even deeper into the cosmos than ever before."
CEO Elon Musk simply refers to the planned new rocket as the BFR, while SpaceX calls its existing rockets Falcons. BFR is intended serve all purposes, from missions into Earth orbit and out to the moon and Mars. Musk has said he aspires to launch his first cargo missions to Mars in 2022.
The facility would have potential to employ 700 people.
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