An eagle-eyed SpaceX enthusiast spotted a job listing for an Offshore Operations Engineer in Brownsville, Texas. The new position‘s responsibilities include leading “of a team of engineers and technicians to design and build an operational offshore rocket launch facility.”
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was quick to confirm that the listing is legit — and part of a much bigger plan.
“SpaceX is building floating, superheavy-class spaceports for Mars, moon & hypersonic travel around Earth,” Musk wrote in a Twitter reply Tuesday afternoon.
Brownsville is close to the company’s Boca Chica, Texas testing site where it is developing prototypes of its Starship spacecraft.
Early animations for SpaceX’s grand vision of its Starship spacecraft — a vehicle currently in its prototype phase that is designed to one day carry 100 passengers to the Moon and Mars — did include offshore landing pads.
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