Tag: Boca Chica Beach

SpaceX’s Starship program racks up wins in 2020

It was a year of milestones for SpaceX’s Starship development program at Boca Chica, most recently on Dec. 9, when the SN8 achieved the...

Locals share impressions of Starship launch

On Dec. 9, 2020, for the first time in history people in Brownsville and other Lower Rio Grande Valley communities were able to look...

Test flight of SpaceX’s Starship aborted at last second

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first high-altitude test flight of SpaceX’s futuristic Starship was aborted at the last...

SN8 poised for launch today

SpaceX is poised to make the first high-altitude, suborbital test flight from Boca Chica Beach today, with the SN8 Starship prototype. As with every launch,...

Despite COVID-19, volunteers come out for beach cleanup

By DENISE CATHEY | Staff Photographer BROWNSVILLE — For almost an hour, Sabrina Perez has been sifting through the vegetation dotting the sand dunes on...

SN5 finally hops: SpaceX nails first full-size Starship prototype flight

After aborting planned test flights late Monday and again Tuesday morning, SpaceX on Tuesday evening successfully flew its Starship SN5 prototype and set it...

SpaceX conducts successful engine test

After weeks of delays, SpaceX at 3:02 p.m. on Thursday conducted a successful static-fire engine test of its SN5 Starship prototype at the company’s...

More, Better, Faster: SpaceX makes Boca Chica top priority

When SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype blew up eight days before Thanksgiving last year it was pretty loud, though not as loud as the explosion of the Starship SN4 prototype on the test stand May 29. That’s according to Celia Johnson, one of a handful of original property owners still residing at Boca Chica Villa, 1.6 miles west of the SpaceX launch/test pad, despite the company’s efforts to buy them out. She’s still at Boca Chica partly because it’s the perfect place to hunker down during the pandemic. Johnson is worried about contracting COVID-19 because her age, combined with severe asthma, put her at high risk of dying from the virus. She even stopped wintering in Michigan, her primary residence, after winding up unconscious in the hospital every year because of asthma. Read the full story at themonitor.com

SpaceX Starship prototype explodes

https://youtu.be/z1f5-gkgDII SpaceX’s SN4 Starship prototype was destroyed in a powerful explosion minutes after an engine test shortly before 2 p.m. Friday. The incident at the company’s...