, 2022-12-21 13:05:27,
The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas is suing to protect the tribe’s ancestral land.
From an observation deck near the top of his South Texas rocket launch tower, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and self-proclaimed free speech advocate, looks north at South Padre Island, home to many sites from ancient villages of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas. .
in a video posted last may On the Everyday Astronaut YouTube channel, Musk is seen looking over the tower’s railing at a “farm” of huge rocket fuel storage tanks filled with liquid oxygen and methane gas. These will service weekly launches of SpaceX’s Super Heavy and Starship massive orbital launch vehicles in 2023.
Musk surveys the land from the gleaming metal launch tower and sees an ecosystem teeming with endangered species like ocelots and Kemp’s ridleys. To the east, he sees the waves of the Gulf of Mexico crashing on the beach of Boca Chica, the site of the Carrizo Comecrudo creation story. To the northwest, just a few miles away, is Garcia Pasture, an archaeological site that contains the remains of a pre-Columbian people almost a thousand years old.
Musk wears a black T-shirt with “Occupy Mars” emblazoned across the front, as if his corporate conquest and colonization of space is some kind of righteous protest. As he stands up…
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