BROWNSVILLE, RGV – Brownsville city leaders and UT-Rio Grande Valley professor Rick Jenet have officially launched the Expanding Frontiers nonprofit.

Josh Mejia

The aim is to help to help spur economic activity in Space commercialization and exploration, to help create NewSpace Brownsville.

The nonprofit was launched in the famous Pan American building at Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport. 

Attending the event was Josh Mejia, executive director of Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation. After the event, Mejia spoke with Rio Grande Guardian reporter Steve Taylor about NewSpace Brownsville and BCIC involvement in the project.

That interview is featured in this podcast.

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in an eight-part series on NewSpace Brownsville and Expanding Frontiers. 

Part One is based on an interview with Sidney Nakahodo, co-founder and CEO of New York Space Alliance. Click here to read it. 

Part Two is a podcast that features extended highlights of the news conference held to launch the Expanding Frontiers nonprofit. Click here to listen to it.

Part Three is a podcast featuring an interview with Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez. Click here to listen to it.

Part Four is a podcast featuring an interview with Brownsville City Commissioner Ben Neece. Click here to listen to it.