Tag: Boca Chica Beach

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...