Tech titan Elon Musk has plans to establish a city on Mars, and he'll use one Central Texas city to help do it.
According to tweets by Elon Musk, the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX, expansion will take place at the company's site in McGregor for the production of more rocket engines.
"We are breaking ground soon on a second Raptor factory at SpaceX Texas test site,” Musk said in a tweet. "This will focus on volume production of Raptor 2, while California factory will make Raptor Vacuum & new, experimental designs."
One twitter user asked," Is the plan still to have an engine factory at Starbase, or has that changed now that there will be one in McGregor?" To which Elon Musk responded with:
Elon Musk has a huge feat ahead of him to create a city on Mars, but expanding SpaceX in Texas will definitely be a huge help.
Musk is aiming to produce hundreds of raptor engines, “roughly 800 to 1000 per year.” Musk wrote, "That’s about what’s needed over ten years to create the fleet to build a self-sustaining city on Mars. City itself probably takes roughly 20 years, so hopefully it is built by ~2050."
2050, y'all! With the help of Central Texas, there could be a complete city on Mars by 2050! Now would probably be a good time to invest in space engineering. Plus, how awesome will it be to know that Texas helped paved the path to a city on Mars?
Top 15 Under the Radar Cities in Texas
Texas is booming, and as more people move here, they'll be looking at areas like Austin or Houston to settle down. There are plenty of others places they ought to consider, though.
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, along with data about home sales and public school ratings, Orchard
recently ranked and graded the Top 15 Under the Radar Cities in Texas.
These are unexpectedly good places to make a life for yourself and your family in the Lone Star State. Did your hometown make the list?
Test Your Texas: How Many of These Jeopardy! Questions Can You Answer?
Jeopardy! as we know it has been on the air since 1984, but the show got its start way back 1964.
Over the decades, the writers have managed to keep coming up with challenging questions to test the intellectual might of America's best and brightest (and sometimes softball questions for celebrities).
Texas is a place packed with personality, culture, and history, and there've been hundreds of questions/answers about the Lone Star State. Let's take a look at a few recent ones, and keep an eye out because we'll add more soon to test your Texas trivia skills and challenge newcomers.
How many of these can you get right without Googling?
10 Myths About Texas That Even Some Natives Believe
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the tall tales! Our state can seem pretty strange to people from far away, or even our immediate neighbors. There are several myths about Texas that range from quirky to fun and just plain ignorant and insulting, and even some people born and raised her believe 'em. Here are a few we can dispel today.