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SpaceX scraps its plan to build Mars spaceship at Port of L.A. again [Shutdown Related]
LA Times ^ | 6/8/20 | Samantha Masunaga

Posted on 06/09/2020 3:16:53 AM PDT by Moonman62

In a letter dated March 27, a SpaceX official gave the Port of L.A. notice of the Elon Musk-led company’s intent to terminate the permit agreement. The date of termination was May 11, according to the letter, which was provided to The Times.

Days before SpaceX sent its letter pulling out of the port site, Tesla began a temporary shutdown of its Fremont auto plant — a culmination of its battle to keep the factory open despite orders from Alameda County that were aimed at stemming the coronavirus outbreak.

Last month, Musk threatened to move Tesla’s headquarters from California to Nevada or Texas over coronavirus-related restrictions.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: California; US: Florida; US: Nevada; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: california; florida; musk; nevada; spacex; texas

1 posted on 06/09/2020 3:16:53 AM PDT by Moonman62
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To: Moonman62

The Golden State has become the Molden State.


2 posted on 06/09/2020 3:28:27 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Moonman62
Where not to go...

Democrat Cities: Fourth-World Scourges

3 posted on 06/09/2020 3:30:47 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: Moonman62
I think Elon Musk is having his “Atlas Shrugged” moment and quickly getting fed up with democrats. Between his “take the red pill” tweet, which most interpreted as saying “vote Republican” and the absolutely glowing praise Trump gave him at the crewed Falcon launch last week it's apparent something is going on. Musk might be equally part brilliant and kooky, but he does get results.
4 posted on 06/09/2020 3:40:20 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar

Musk is a person who creates new things. Bezos distributes Chicom crap.


5 posted on 06/09/2020 3:45:14 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: HighSierra5

Musk is a person who creates new things.

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President Trump has the same background.


6 posted on 06/09/2020 3:56:24 AM PDT by Moonman62 (http://www.freerepublic.com/~moonman62/)
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To: Moonman62

Racist (/sarcasm)


7 posted on 06/09/2020 4:27:17 AM PDT by 11th_VA (May you live in interesting times - Ancient Chinese Proverb)
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To: Moonman62

If our Gov. wasn’t such a moonbat and the weather sucks for months on end, I’d say come to MI, you could land your rockets on a platform on Lake MI. Tons of engineers, other than it being located in Moscow on the Huron, U of M has a great aero-engrg program etc etc. He’d be closer to the supplier base to build EV’s as it is the wave and everyone with a brain in the industry knows and sees it. He may not be too late to buy a defunct plant or 2 for manufacturing the Teslas, he should have done that years ago IMHO, he could have co-located on an existing plant real-estate, I have one in mind, but that is not for here...


8 posted on 06/09/2020 5:17:33 AM PDT by taildragger ("Do you hear the people Singing? Singing the Songs of Angry Men!")
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To: HighSierra5

I keep feeling like I’m living in a recent Kurt Schlichter novel


9 posted on 06/09/2020 5:32:06 AM PDT by Manuel OKelley
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To: Moonman62

He should build it in Florida. But realistically he’s not going to build it at all. We are no where near ready to go to Mars.


10 posted on 06/09/2020 6:14:16 AM PDT by Brilliant
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He should build it in Florida. But realistically he’s not going to build it at all. We are no where near ready to go to Mars.

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Even if it never goes to Mars it would be an extremely valuable rocket because of very low cost per kilogram.

The prototypes are being built and tested in Texas already.


11 posted on 06/09/2020 6:49:55 AM PDT by Moonman62 (http://www.freerepublic.com/~moonman62/)
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To: HighSierra5

“The Golden State has become the Molden State.”

Maybe even the Moulting State. ;-)


12 posted on 06/09/2020 6:53:18 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Brilliant

He’s building in Boca Chica Texas already


13 posted on 06/09/2020 6:53:40 AM PDT by sissyjane
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To: Moonman62

I have an idea to get there. Here it is. Send the cargo up in separate rockets and send it on a long journey around the sun several times to use the suns gravity as an assist. Then when it is accelerated to a very high speed you send up the astronauts and rendezvous with it. It takes a lot less energy to accelerate a few astronauts than it does to accelerate large amounts of cargo. Of course you’d have to carefully plan so that by the time it reached Mars they would not have to decelerate much. And the Earth and Mars would need to be in correct alignment.


14 posted on 06/09/2020 10:23:48 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping*


15 posted on 06/10/2020 12:34:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

16 posted on 06/10/2020 10:18:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Moonman62

SpaceX needs to move to Florida...


17 posted on 06/11/2020 10:07:14 AM PDT by GOPJ (For commies the ‘black community’ is a horse to ride to power...)
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