Rocket milestone: SpaceX conducts full ‘wet dress rehearsal’

SpaceX conducted the first successful, full-scale “wet dress rehearsal” test of a Starship/Super Heavy on Jan. 23 at the Boca Chica/Starbase launch complex, clearing the way for the next big test: a static fire of all 33 of the Super Heavy’s liquid oxygen and liquid methane-fueled Raptor engines simultaneously.

Musk: March launch ‘highly likely’: SpaceX says 33-engine booster test is coming

Back in September, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said it seemed “highly likely” that the first orbital Starship launch would take place in November, though late October was also a possibility.

Commission OKs SpaceX resolution: Document cites economic, other reasons for support

Cameron County commissioners voted Monday to approve a resolution in favor of SpaceX’s Starship/Super Heavy project at the company’s Boca Chica production and testing complex, after tabling the vote at two previous meetings and despite opposition from several members of the public who spoke during the public comment portion of the regular meeting.

Testing at SpaceX Boca Chica site ends with explosion

A Starship pressure test at the SpaceX Boca Chica launch site Monday afternoon ended with an explosion at the test site, video from LabPadre and others confirmed.

Closer to launch: FAA requires mitigation from SpaceX

The Federal Aviation Administration released the long-awaited results of its Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) of SpaceX’s plans for Starship/Super Heavy launches from its Boca Chica site.

VIP visit: Indonesian president makes quick stop in Brownsville

Brownsville received a presidential visit on May 14 when Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo flew in to visit Boca Chica/Starbase and meet with SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk.

Brownsville mayor says SpaceX is ‘our largest private employer’

Among the highlights from Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez’s “State of the City: Crossroads Edition” address Thursday at the Brownsville Events Center was a brief tally of SpaceX’s economic impact on the city.

Army Corps withdraws SpaceX application

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers informed SpaceX in a letter dated March 7 that its permit application for an expansion of the company’s Starbase complex at Boca Chica has been withdrawn due to lack of information.

A piece of history: SN8 wing flap being placed at airport

A little piece of space history is being displayed on the grounds at the Brownsville-South Padre International Airport in Brownsville.

Musk tweets Brownsville-SPI airport could get Starship prototype

Could the Brownsville-South Padre Island International be home to a tourist attraction, namely a Starship prototype? SpaceX Founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Monday...