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Elon Musk Wants To Create A Dog-Friendly City In Texas Called Starbase

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Elon Musk Wants To Create A Dog-Friendly City In Texas Called Starbase

Elon Musk may be busy trying to colonise Mars, but it seems he's also considering a new settlement a little closer to home, having said he's creating a city called 'Starbase' in Texas. Oh, and it'll be dog-friendly too, apparently.

While it's easy to assume Musk is often joking in many of his bizarre tweets, most of his outlandish ideas suddenly don't seem so far-fetched when you realise just how many he's actually followed through on.

Earlier this week, he tweeted: "Creating the city of Starbase, Texas."

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He added: "From thence to Mars, and hence the Stars."

As the SpaceX CEO is known to engage with followers on Twitter, many jumped into the comments to try and find out more about the planned metropolis.

One person asked: "Is it dog friendly?"

Musk replied: "Very much so and its leader will be The Doge."

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SpaceX's Texas facilities are located in an unincorporated town called Boca Chica Village, located on the state's southern tip near Brownsville, which is where the company has been developing its Starship rocket and testing prototypes for several years.

But Musk said Starbase would be more than just a name change, saying it would cover 'an area much larger than Boca Chica'.

According to Business Insider, the judge's office in Cameron County - where Boca Chica is located - has confirmed Musk's plans to create a new city.

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A statement supplied to the outlet said: "In the last few days, Cameron County was officially approached by SpaceX regarding Elon Musk's interest to incorporate Boca Chica Village into the City of Starbase, Texas.

"Earlier today Cameron County Commissioners Court was informed of SpaceX's endeavor."

SpaceX Starships SN9 and SN10 in Boca Chica. Credit: PA
SpaceX Starships SN9 and SN10 in Boca Chica. Credit: PA

Local authorities have said Musk would need to make a formal request before the incorporation process can begin.

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In the meantime, he's got his Starship prototype to worry about, having experienced yet another explosion yesterday (3 March).

The prototype had carried out a high-altitude test flight in Texas and, at first, it seemed that everything had gone according to plan, it did a few fancy maneuvers in the air before it came down and landed safely on the pad.

However, around eight minutes later the ship - called SN10 - burst into flames.

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Musk was initially pleased with the test, posting on Twitter to say: "Starship SN10 landed in one piece!"

However, soon after he followed this with: "RIP SN10, honorable discharge."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: elon musk, News, SpaceX, US News

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