“Remember Jeff Bezos is 120 miles down the road for a reason, he could set up his location anywhere in the country he wanted.”
MIDLAND, Texas – Oscar Garcia and his company InterFlight Global have worked directly with Midland for over four years now. Last week, Garcia spoke to the Midland Devlopment Coroporation about the future of aerospace and space travel in West Texas.
âRemember Jeff Bezos is 120 miles down the road for a reason he could set up his location anywhere in the country he wanted,â Garcia said
With Blue Origin settling in Van Horn and Space-X eventually opening a site in South Texas, space travel is here to stay.
âThe space industry for the past five or six decades has developed on the coasts, the east coast around Florida at the Kennedy Space Center, the west coast around the California Vandenberg Space Center, so what happened is that is that the middle was somehow left alone “
But, over the past two decades, more and more space ports have been established in the center of the country, including here.
“Midland and six others and what happens now is we have the coasts and what we now have the central US space basin.”
With the international air and space port of Midland in the middle,
âMidland has sort of become the focal point for all 7 spaceports, we are working to consolidate that position so that Midland is the hub,â Garcia said.
This is why Garcia is working with the mdc and the city to help the aerial and aerodynamic port reach its full potential.
âIt’s a natural playground, I call it an aerospace sandbox that all businesses can enter without the airlines complaining about the traffic,â Garcia said.