Tag: Boca Chica Beach
A group of national and local environmental organizations on Monday filed suit against the Federal Aviation Administration for allegedly “failing to fully analyze and mitigate the environmental harms resulting from the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy launch program at Boca Chica.”
SpaceX appears to have seriously miscalculated how well its orbital launch pad would hold up during the inaugural launch of its Starship-Super Heavy from Boca Chica/Starbase on April 20.
On Thursday, the tallest, most powerful rocket ever to fly lifted off from SpaceX’s Boca Chica/Starbase launch site 22 miles east of Brownsville as the crow flies, reaching an altitude of approximately 26 miles and a speed of more than 1,340 mph before exploding over the Gulf of Mexico three minutes and 59 seconds into the flight — a success, in other words, from SpaceX’s perspective.
At the site of the SpaceX Starship launch at Boca Chica Beach on Thursday morning, hundreds of people hoping to catch a glimpse of the launch watched from Texas State Highway 48.
SpaceX is counting this morning’s first ever launch of Starship-Super Heavy from Boca Chica/Starbase as a success, even though the flight came to an "exciting end"; in the words of a SpaceX commentator 3 minutes and 59 seconds after launch.
After the Federal Aviation Administration granted a long-awaited launch license on April 14, all eyes were on Boca Chica Beach/Starbase early Monday morning in anticipation of SpaceX’s first attempt to put a Starship into orbit.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday issued SpaceX a long-awaited Vehicle Operator License for the first orbital flight of a Starship prototype, clearing the way for a launch next week from Boca Chica/Starbase.
Keeping Texas beaches clean is one of the goals of the Texas General Land Office and on Saturday, the GLO is inviting volunteers to help in the Adopt-A-Beach 2022 Coastwide Fall Cleanup.
Volunteers trickle in one or two at a time, dressed for hard work, shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday at Boca Chica Beach.