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

Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez

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. 

Among the speakers was Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez. After the event, Mendez spoke with Rio Grande Guardian reporter Steve Taylor. That interview is featured in this podcast.

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a five-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.