Perry, SpaceX chief talk for hours about spaceport


A spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry says Wednesday's meeting went well with Perry and SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk. She says they discussed Perry's commitment to finding a suitable launch site in Texas.

Spokeswoman Lucy Nashed says having a site in Texas would be a natural fit since SpaceX already has its rocket factory near Waco.

Musk said earlier Wednesday that South Texas is the leading candidate for a launch site for the company that sent the world's first commercial supply ship to the International Space Station.

Last month, the SpaceX Dragon delivered 1,000 pounds of provisions to the space station and returned with 1,400 pounds of old equipment.

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