Tag: Boca Chica Beach

Officials: Body found near Boca Chica Beach may be missing Kingsville man

The Texas Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed that a man’s body was found in Cameron County near Boca Chica State Park on Wednesday. “Texas Game...

SpaceX pops tank; Musk: Next flight to aim for 60,000 feet

A couple of minutes before 6 a.m. Wednesday, SpaceX’s Starship SN7.1 test tank ruptured in a vast plume of liquid nitrogen vapor. It was done...

SN6 hops: SpaceX achieves third test flight at Boca Chica

Shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, SpaceX test successfully hopped its SN6 Starship prototype to 500 feet at Boca Chica, 30 days after a 500-foot...

Eyes on Texas: Rocket fans tune in from all over for SpaceX

Tens of thousands of pairs of eyes were fixed to computer screens around the globe the last several weeks, staring at live-stream images of...

WATCH SpaceX’s Starship prototype test flight at Boca Chica

If you missed Tuesday evenings SpaceX Starship "hop" test flight from the Boca Chica Beach facility, here is video of the launch provided by...

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...

Environmentalists call for full review of SpaceX ops

A July 3 letter from several environmental groups to the Federal Aviation Administration requested that a new environmental review of SpaceX’s Boca Chica operations...

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...

Flight delay: Starship prototype nearing first launch

SpaceX is close to its first attempted hop of a full-size Starship prototype, according to Elon Musk, the company’s founder and chief executive. In reply...

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...

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...

EDITORIAL: Flying high: Increased activity suggests big days ahead for SpaceX

While the attention of most people probably has been focused on the coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 pandemic, Space Exploration Technologies has been busy advancing...

Boca Chica Beach, Hwy 4 to close for SpaceX testing

For the second time this week, officials plan to close Highway 4 headed to Boca Chica Beach temporarily for SpaceX testing of its newest...

County announces more temporary road closures for SpaceX testing

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. has announced the closing and temporary closing of Highway 4 and Boca Chica beach for SpaceX testing activities. On...

SpaceX resumes testing

Cameron County has announced several planned closure dates for SpaceX testing of the Starship Mk1 prototype at the company’s Boca Chica Beach facility between...

Space odyssey: Elon Musk talks Starship at Boca Chica

Boca Chica became synonymous with cutting-edge space exploration the day SpaceX broke ground on its build/test/launch site here, even if it took a few...

Starhopper scheduled to hop today

SpaceX has been issued a launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct a 150-meter “hop” of the company’s Starhopper test vehicle today at the Boca Chica Beach launch/test site, according to nasaspaceflight.com. Cameron County has authorized the closure of Boca Chica Beach and S.H. 4 from the beach to Oklahoma Avenue from 2 p.m. to midnight Aug. 26-28, with today listed as the primary launch date and Aug. 27-28 as secondary dates. The county has also advised residents of Boca Chica Village to vacate the area, or at least be outside their homes, during today’s launch window of 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. to avoid injury from broken windows in the event of an “overpressure event” caused by a rocket malfunction.

SpaceX hop rescheduled for this week

After canceling a planned 200-meter “hop” of its Starhopper test vehicle at Boca Chica Beach last week, SpaceX appears ready to try it again...