Tag: SpaceX

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...

Temporary road closures for SpaceX testing announced

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. has announced the temporary road closing of Highway 4 and Boca Chica Beach for additional test launch activities...

COMMENTARY: Will Elon Musk’s SpaceX force South Texans from their homes?

By ERIC OPIELA, Special to the Star When the twenty or so residents of Boca Chica Village moved into their homes off the coast of southern...

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...

Starhopper hovers over Boca Chica Beach

After months of delays the SpaceX Starhopper hovered untethered over the launch pad Thursday night at Boca Chica Beach. At 10:44 p.m. the hopper's engines...

SpaceX: Starhopper fine after fireball

BROWNSVILLE — The fireball that enveloped SpaceX’s Starhopper immediately following an engine static fire test at the Boca Chica launch site Tuesday night, though...

Ceremony held to launch ‘Expanding Frontiers’

  It’s fitting that an entity meant to launch Brownsville into the new space age should be housed in a building from the city’s cutting-edge...

SpaceX testing rescheduled

The planned June testing at Spacex’s Boca Chica Beach launch site has again been postponed. Cameron County announced Monday that three days of testing planned...