BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville City Commission at a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, approved the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation(BCIC) funding of $650,000 for the Expanding Frontiers (ExF) Project.

ExF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of the commercial space ecosystem in Brownsville, Texas, and throughout the United States, established by the City of Brownsville in partnership with Dr. Fredrick Jenet.

Dr. Jenet is an innovative astrophysicist, researcher, and inspiring educator whose research and activities are creating new models of education and advancing technologies for space exploration and related fields. NewSpace Innovator and founder of the Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy, ARCC, and STARGATE.

“The City of Brownsville is poised to become a world leader in commercial space exploration and development,” said Dr. Fredrick Jenet.

The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC) has officially taken the first step in a new frontier where space and tech meet. Expanding Frontiers has paved an opportunity for our organization to expand on a growing new industry that has initially scratched the surface in our community through SpaceX. The entrepreneurship, education, and industry recruitment opportunities that will come with this project will begin to add to our competitiveness and we are proud to begin our work in tandem with the City of Brownsville.

“The Brownsville City Commission is thrilled to support Expanding Frontiers to provide an avenue for entrepreneurs, students and veterans in the field of NewSpace,” said Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez. “As the home of the SpaceX launch site and home to UTRGV’s STARGATE, Brownsville, Texas, is the future of the space industry in the United States.”


Christina R. Garza
Community Engagement Coordinator (City of Brownsville)
Main: (956) 548-6066 Cell: (956) 561-3012