Everything You Need to Know about the Next SpaceX Texas Launch – Expected Q2 2020
Plan Your Visit to the SpaceX Texas Launch Site in Boca Chica, TX.
Big things are happening in a tiny Texas town. Located on the southernmost tip of the state, Boca Chica has rapidly become a popular destination amongst space enthusiasts from around the globe.
Why? It all started back in 2013, when Elon Musk, founder of aerospace company, SpaceX, announced that he was considering the small coastal town as the site for where an interplanetary spaceship would be built.
Today, the futuristic spacecraft has taken shape, with eager followers flocking to this once sleepy waterfront community hoping to catch a glimpse of the progress and eventual launch.
While there is much work to be done before SpaceX can safely and successfully reach Mars, the rocket prototype is still an impressive sight on the ground. Read on to learn more about this project and the Boca Chica launch site:
Upon successful completion, the spacecraft known as Starship is set to carry passengers and/or cargo to Earth orbit, the moon, planetary destinations and beyond. Including the nose cone, Starship stands at around 160 feet tall and measures around 30 feet in diameter. When combined with the Super Heavy rocket, the entire spacecraft will stand around 387 feet. Starship is designed to be the most powerful launch vehicle in history.
The most recent SpaceX Texas launch was on August 27, 2019. There is no scheduled launch at this time, but the launch of the new modified version of the spacecraft called, Starship Mk3, is expected during Q2 of 2020. For the most up-to-date information including when you can expect the next launch, click HERE.
Where to Watch
While there are no public tours of SpaceX available, the Starship building site can be seen from Boca Chica and if you’re lucky enough to be in South Padre Island at the right time, you could even witness the next launch attempt in the comfort of your beachfront vacation rental.
Witness the SpaceX Launch from the Comfort of Your Padre Island Vacation Rental
While small, Boca Chica certainly has a lot to offer its visitors. Whether you’re here to live out your interstellar fantasies or simply want to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, Padre Island Rentals has your accommodations covered. Located only 30 minutes away from the SpaceX facility and just steps away from the Gulf Coast, our vacation rentals make for a one-of-a-kind vacation. After all, where else can you watch a rocket launch from the beach?
If you’re ready to start planning your trip, take a look through our wide selection of accommodation options which include condos, town homes and private homes. Additionally, our team of property management and reservation specialists are here to guide you through the process of choosing the right vacation rental for your next visit. No matter what you select, you can expect to enjoy quality accommodations in a prime location that offers outstanding amenities and competitive rates.
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