This story hits home for me because I have relatives in the Rio Grande Valley and visited it many times when I attended graduate school at Texas A & M. It is very exciting that a space center is going to be built in one of the poorest counties in the nation. Unsurprisingly, some retirees who live near the growing space center are opposed and do not want to move. Nevertheless, all of these are vacation homes and there are many coastal alternatives in the valley where they can live at a safe distance from this tentative "Cape Canavral."