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SpaceX will build its massive interplanetary rocket in Los Angeles

SpaceX will build its massive interplanetary rocket in Los Angeles
From Engadget - April 17, 2018

Officially announcing that @SpaceX will start production development of the Big Falcon Rocketin the @PortofLA!

This vehicle holds the promise of taking humanity deeper into the cosmos than ever before. #SOTC2018 pic.twitter.com/2TtGy9NERX

Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) April 16, 2018

SpaceX signed a 30-year lease for an 18-acre site at the LA Port in late March. According to Ars Technica, it has already started moving hardware to the location with the intention of building a "state-of-the-art" manufacturing facility. Due to the BFR's size, the company needs a new plant separate from its Hawthorne site where it builds its Falcon 9 and Heavy rockets-- one that's near water, so it can easily ship it out for testing when it's ready.

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said in a statement:

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