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U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela, center, stands with UT Regent Ernest Aliseda. (David Pike)

A host of dignitaries celebrated the completion of STARGATE, a $2.1 million addition to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley that will enable students to learn about spacecraft design, launching and orbital operations involved with space missions. The March ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the new building adjacent to the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility near Boca Chica Beach. “If you go around the United States, you’ll find very few universities…

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