What in Tarnation Is This "SpaceX Village" by the Starship Launch Site – Futurism

Posted: February 27, 2020 at 1:09 am

SpaceX Village

Business Insider spotted an, uh, intriguing job listing on SpaceXs careers: a project coordinator for a SpaceX Village situated next to the companys Boca Chica launch site for its colossal, in-development Starship rocket.

The puzzling, since-removed listing advertised amenities including volleyball tournaments, rock climbing, kayaking, and a spaceport lounge (restaurant and bar).

Gotta ask: what are you doing Elon? Its not clear, per BI, whether the purpose of the village is to house SpaceX employees in posh environs or to create a tourist attraction as a parallel revenue stream for the launch site.

Further complicating things, BI also reports that SpaceX is attempting to snap up land for the village from an existing retirement community on the site a process thats become acrimonious.

SpaceX has already bought out about half the residents, though others reportedly dont plan to move and have secured a law firm to help fight SpaceXs incursions.

One resident told BI that she found the job listing shocking and saddening, and described a community meeting at which Musk personally tried to convince residents to leave the area.

Elon was three feet from me, and he looked right down at me and he said, You wont want to live here, itll be inhospitable,' she told BI.

READ MORE: Elon Musks rocket company to build a SpaceX Village in Boca Chica [Business Insider]

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