Elon Musk is pleading for engineers, technicians, and other experts to move to South Padre, Texas, to work for SpaceX

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk

  • Elon Musk wants top engineers to move to SpaceX’s launch site around Brownsville, Texas.
  • The CEO said he would donate $30 million to schools and downtown revitalization around the city.
  • Musk himself moved to Texas late last year.

Elon Musk wants top talent to meet him in Texas.

The SpaceX and Tesla CEO tweeted SpaceX needs engineers, technicians, builders, and other workers in and around the Brownsville area of Texas.

SpaceX’s launch site — also called Starbase — is located in nearby Boco Chica, though the company is based in Hawthorne, California.

Musk pledged to donate $20 million to Cameron County schools and $10 million to the City of Brownsville for downtown revitalization to further encourage talent to move in the area. The chief executive said he will announce further details next week.

His plea comes within an hour of the fourth failed SpaceX test launch. The latest SpaceX Starship SN11 rocket prototype appeared to explode during an unsuccessful landing attempt, sending debris raining down in the area.

Musk said in a tweet that he would know what happened with the rocket’s landing later in the day Tuesday.

Musk himself moved to Texas late last year after criticizing his former home state of California for forcing Tesla to close its only US car factory dur to COVID-19 restrictions.

SpaceX did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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