UTB physics students speak on SpaceX project

UTB physics students speak on SpaceX project
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 3:28pm

Several physics students from the University of Texas at Browsville and Texas Southmost College spoke out about the SpaceX hearing proposed launch site.

The students gathered at the International Technology, Education and Commerce Center and was held to present project details and testimony from the public on the FAA's Draft Enviromental Impact Statement.

Many of the students expressed support for the project and the economical possibilities from the venture.

Alberto Mata, a junior physics major, stated, "If I wanted to pursue my career in astrophysics I would need to leave my community. It impacts me and future generations of students because they could potentially see SpaceX as an incentive for future students to stay in our community.”

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