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SpaceX,the American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, is currently building its new passenger and cargo aircraft, Starship. According to the website, the aircraft will offer ‘service to Earth orbit, Moon, Mars and beyond.’
The company has plans to chauffeur passengers to Mars in the near future, and part of this endeavor will include a luxury resort stay. The SpaceX site, in Boca Chica, Texas, is seeking a “Resort Development Manager” with the hopes that the city will become a “21st century Spaceport.”
Boca Chica is one of Texas tiniest towns– so small, it could probably be considered a tiny village. Once a quiet beach town, it is now occupied by spaceships.
The job posting, spotted by CNBC’s Michael Sheetz, stated that SpaceX is looking for a talented Resort Development Manager to oversee the development of SpaceX’s first resort from inception to completion.”
The company is looking for candidates with experience in “high end brand luxury development.”
According to Tech Crunch, SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk shared his intent to build floating spaceports for both interstellar and point-to-point Earth travel back in June, when the company announced it was seeking Offshore Operations Engineers, also to be located in Brownsville.
The aerospace company is preparing its own vehicles for plans to offer oribtal return flights for paying customers using ‘Dragon.’ Tech Crunch also reported that Dragon is now closer than ever to human flight certification thanks to having completed a return trip to Earth with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board.
Private interstellar travelers could be on their way as early as next year. Now, I’m all for luxurious trips, but I can’t say I’m too sold on astronomical travel just yet– especially if it’s spearheaded by Elon Musk.