Tag: Boca Chica Beach

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...