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MANY ship­build­ing com­pa­nies are see­ing or­der books re­ar­ranged or dry­ing up al­to­gether due to COVID-19, but one Tassie-based busi­ness may have just hit the jack­pot.

SpaceX founder & Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Elon Musk has named Ho­bart ship­builder In­cat as a po­ten­tial launch pad sup­plier for his com­pany.

As you do, Musk has been shop­ping for “float­ing, su­per­heavy-class space­ports for Mars, Moon and hy­per­sonic travel around Earth”, with the Tesla bil­lion­aire hand-pick­ing In­cat as a po­ten­tial sup­plier for fer­ries to trans­port peo­ple to and from the port, or even to pos­si­bly sup­ply an ocean-based launch plat­form.

Sup­pos­edly, the two have been in talks for the past 10 years.

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