Elon Musk says he will donate $ 30 million to an area near the SpaceX site in Texas

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Elon Musk has announced that he will donate $ 20 million to schools in Cameron County and $ 10 million to the city of Brownsville, Texas, while urging top engineers to move to the area to work for SpaceX.

The eccentric Tesla and SpaceX boss tweeted his $ 30 million pledge on Tuesday to help with the “ downtown revitalization ” of Brownsville and South Padre, next to the tiny hamlet of Boca Chica where SpaceX launch site Starbase is located.

Musk has had a troubled relationship with the locals since he started buying up land in the area in 2015.

His promise came just hours after SpaceX underwent its fourth failed test launch when the Starship prototype broke up in mid-air.

Elon Musk has announced that he will donate $ 20 million to schools in Cameron County and $ 10 million to the city of Brownsville, Texas, while urging top engineers to move to the area to work for SpaceX.

Elon Musk has announced that he will donate $ 20 million to schools in Cameron County and $ 10 million to the city of Brownsville, Texas, while urging top engineers to move to the area to work for SpaceX.

Donate $ 20 million to Cameron County schools and $ 10 million to the City of Brownsville for downtown revitalization. Details will follow next week, ‘Musk wrote on social media.

The City of Brownsville expressed its gratitude to the billionaire.

‘On the border, by the sea and FURTHER! Grateful for your support in making #Brownsville a launch pad to Mars, ” it replied on Twitter.

‘We look forward to continuing to work with @elonmusk and @SpaceX!’

Musk announced the donation alongside a tweet calling for talent, including engineers and technicians, to move to the area to work for SpaceX.

“Please consider moving to Starbase or greater Brownsville / South Padre area of ​​Texas and encourage friends to do so!” he tweeted.

“SpaceX’s recruitment needs for engineers, technicians, builders and all kinds of essential support personnel are growing rapidly.”

In a follow-up tweet, he added, “Starbase will grow by several thousand people over the next two years.”

The entrepreneur confirmed that he personally made the switch to the lower tax haven in Texas in December, months after beating California officials for forcing him to temporarily close his San Francisco Bay Area auto factory.

The eccentric Tesla and SpaceX boss tweeted his $ 30 million pledge on Tuesday to help with the `` downtown revitalization '' of Brownsville and South Padre, next to the tiny hamlet of Boca Chica where the SpaceX launch site Starbase is located.

The eccentric Tesla and SpaceX boss tweeted his $ 30 million pledge on Tuesday to help with the `` downtown revitalization '' of Brownsville and South Padre, next to the tiny hamlet of Boca Chica where the SpaceX launch site Starbase is located.

The eccentric Tesla and SpaceX boss tweeted his $ 30 million pledge on Tuesday to help with the “ downtown revitalization ” of Brownsville and South Padre, next to the tiny hamlet of Boca Chica where the SpaceX launch site Starbase is located.

Musk made the donation announcement alongside tweets calling for talent, including engineers and technicians to move to the area to work for SpaceX

Musk made the donation announcement alongside tweets calling for talent, including engineers and technicians to move to the area to work for SpaceX

Musk made the donation announcement alongside tweets calling for talent, including engineers and technicians to move to the area to work for SpaceX

The City of Brownsville expressed its thanks to the billionaire on social media

The City of Brownsville expressed its thanks to the billionaire on social media

The City of Brownsville expressed its thanks to the billionaire on social media

Musk pleaded for talent to move with him within an hour of SpaceX’s latest disappointing attempt to launch a rocket to Mars.

SpaceX lost its fourth Starship prototype on Tuesday when it launched the rocket from Boca Chica’s test facility.

The rocket launched around 9:15 a.m.ET, but less than six minutes after the first high-altitude test, the live stream froze and dense fog in South Texas obscured the view.

SpaceX engineer John Insprucker, who hosted the live stream, then said: ‘Starship 11 is not coming back, don’t wait for landing.

“Looks like we’ve lost all of the vehicle’s data.”

The missile appeared to be falling apart with other video showing debris raining down and explosions being heard.

Musk's promise came just hours after SpaceX underwent its fourth failed test launch when the Starship prototype broke up in mid-air.  Imagine the missile taking off for its doomed flight

Musk's promise came just hours after SpaceX underwent its fourth failed test launch when the Starship prototype broke up in mid-air.  Imagine the missile taking off for its doomed flight

Musk’s promise came just hours after SpaceX underwent its fourth failed test launch when the Starship prototype broke up in mid-air. Imagine the missile taking off for its doomed flight

CEO Elon Musk released a statement on Twitter shortly after the incident

CEO Elon Musk released a statement on Twitter shortly after the incident

CEO Elon Musk released a statement on Twitter shortly after the incident

Musk seemed to downplay the disappointment by tweeting that, “At least the crater is in the right place!”

In a statement on Twitter, he went on to say, “ Engine 2 had problems taking off and did not reach workroom pressure during landing, but in theory it was not necessary.

“Something important happened shortly after the take-off of the landing. If we only need to know what it was, we can review the pieces later in the day. ‘

This was the fourth rocket SpaceX launched since December – and also the fourth to explode.

But the expansion of the SpaceX workforce in Texas may not be welcome news to everyone.

Musk began buying up homes and land in the Boca Chica area in 2015 to expand his SpaceX empire and build a test site for the Starship program in a takeover that has repeatedly provoked the ire of the local community.

Musk has had a troubled relationship with the locals since he started buying up land in the area in 2015.  Before moving in, Boca Chica was a quiet hamlet of only 35 houses and known as a secluded paradise teeming with wildlife.

Musk has had a troubled relationship with the locals since he started buying up land in the area in 2015.  Before moving in, Boca Chica was a quiet hamlet of only 35 houses and known as a secluded paradise teeming with wildlife.

Musk has had a troubled relationship with the locals since he started buying up land in the area in 2015. Before moving in, Boca Chica was a quiet hamlet of only 35 houses and known as a secluded paradise teeming with wildlife.

Before Musk took up residence, Boca Chica was a quiet hamlet with only 35 houses and a small chapel and was known as a secluded paradise full of wildlife such as blue buntings and coyotes.

Now SpaceX has bought up more than half of the homes and turned many of them into workshops, warehouses and delivery centers.

Last June, residents told DailyMail.com that the company bullied them for leaving their homes using threats and aggressive tactics, while some compared the sound of missile launches to living “in a war zone.”

SpaceX plans to use its Starship rocket to send astronauts and cargo to the Moon and Mars – a step towards Musk’s lofty dream of building a city where humans can live on Mars.

Musk vowed earlier this month that SpaceX spaceships will land on Mars well before 2030.