Elon Musk wants to build a private ‘SpaceX Village’ with 100 rooms, lounge parties, volleyball tournaments, and rock climbing amid a South Texas retiree community – Business Insider UK

Elon Musk wants to build a private ‘SpaceX Village’ with 100 rooms, lounge parties, volleyball tournaments, and rock climbing amid a South Texas retiree community – Business Insider UK

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SpaceX has been buying up properties from a community of retiree-age residents in South Texas called Boca Chica Village. Now, according to a new SpaceX job posting, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk plans to build a "SpaceX Village" adjacent to its Starship rocket-development and launch site. SpaceX Village may feature 100 bookable rooms, kayaking outings, a rock-climbing wall, volleyball tournaments, and spaceport lounge parties. However, a handful of residents have said they do not plan to sell their properties to SpaceX.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, hopes to construct a new private community at the southern tip of Texas where a dwindling retirement community already exists. The goal of the new community is to make Boca Chica, Texas, where SpaceX's private spaceport with eyes on Mars is coming together, "an epic place to live and work." "SpaceX Village" may have 100 electronically bookable rooms and regularly planned activities, such as volleyball tournaments, rock climbing, kayaking, and "spaceport lounge events and parties." That's according to a new full-time job posting for a "project coordinator" (embedded below) that SpaceX published to its careers site. SpaceX removed the listing during ....


'You won't want to live here; it'll be inhospitable' A prototype of SpaceX's Starship rocket at the company's Boca Chica, Texas, launch facility. Loren Elliott/Getty Images Maria Pointer, who recently sold the home she shares with her husband, Ray Pointer, to SpaceX, said while she understood why employees would need to live on-site (Brownsville, Texas, the nearest city, is a 30-minute drive west), she found the job posting "shocking" and "saddening." Pointer said that during a private meeting with fellow residents and Musk on September 28, the CEO recommended they sell and move because of safety issues posed by Starship. (The vehicle may harbor about 9 million pounds of propellants — nearly 50% more than NASA's Saturn V rocket used to launch moon-landing missions.) "Elon was 3 feet from me, and he looked right down at me, and he said, 'You won't want to live here; it'll be inhospitable, '" she told Business Insider. "I hope he didn't know about this when he told me that it'd be inhospitable. I hope that was previous to this plan. .

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