Port San Antonio selected as finalist for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

Posted at 10:32 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 23:32:31-05

AUSTIN, TX — Port San Antonio has been named one of six finalists for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters.

"The Department of the Air Force will find no better location for the U.S Space Command than Port San Antonio," sad Governor Greg Abbott in a statement shortly after the finalist were announced.

"Not only does the state of Texas have the resources, universities, and human capital necessary to support the Space Command, but we are also enriched by our long-standing and celebrated tradition of military service and innovation in Texas," he continued.

Earlier in June, Governor Abbott sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Air Force John Henderson thanking him for considering Texas as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters.

"The Texan entrepreneurial spirit and our innovative research universities contributed to the state’s recent selection as the home of the new Army Futures Command. We would happily welcome Space Command as well," said Gov. Abbott in his letter written back in June.