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So Stellar. So Padre.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE

If you’re ready to view the next test launch, we have a host of resources available including lodging that has the best viewing, excursions that take you close to the launch site (without violating any safeguards), and ways to pass the time while you await the next launch.

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Because launches can be delayed due to weather and equipment issues, we encourage you to plan out a three to four-day stay to ensure you don’t miss the next test launch. Here’s an itinerary to make the most of your trip!

ROAD CLOSURES AND SAFE VIEWING AREAS

Roads around the launch site are closed well ahead of proposed launch times. Still SpaceX fans will tell you some of the best places to watch on the Island are from Isla Blanca park or the comfort of your own room.

KEEP UP WITH LAUNCHES FROM AFAR

Fortunately, LabPadre has set up free 24/7 live stream of the SpaceX Starship construction and testing site, complete with multi-camera views.

WHAT IS BEING TESTED IN BOCA CHICA

Currently SpaceX is testing the Starship at Boca Chica - the rocket designed for missions to Mars. You can learn more on the SpaceX website as well as tracking the Mars exploration program at NASA’s website.

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Places to Stay

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Experiences

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Events & Happenings

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Dining & Nightlife

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