BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A new round of testing expected at the SpaceX site in Brownsville. This week the Cameron County judge issuing an upcoming closure of Boca Chica Beach for SpaceX related activities.
The next round of testing for the prototype hopper in Brownsville may be coming up in the next few days. A question many space enthusiasts are asking is Will the hopper be hopping? In other words, taking off and lifting off above the ground or even going high into the atmosphere. Right now there’s been no sign of any engines on this prototype so far. But that may be subject to change in the upcoming days.
As a reminder this prototype starship in south Texas may pave the way towards some of the first manned missions to Mars. Currently, there is no official confirmation from the space exploration company on what the upcoming tests are for. Most of the information indicating that a test may be happening soon coming from public records such as federal and local government agencies.
Just like the previous test we expect two checkpoints for safety. During the last wave of testing, residents in the area would only commute while being escorted to their homes during the temporary closures.
A statement from the Cameron County Judge’s office saying the checkpoints will be active on June 17 for SpaceX related activities. You can check out our ongoing coverage of Space activities including links to job openings at the Brownsville site at: