County approves another round of SpaceX road closures – Brownsville Herald


SpaceX rocket

Miguel Roberts, The Brownsville Herald

SpaceX rocket

SpaceX engineers continue work on Starship prototype “hopper” at Boca Chica Beach as crew work to test their single Raptor engine.

Starship Hopper

Miguel Roberts, The Brownsville Herald

Starship Hopper

SpaceX engineers continue work on Starship prototype “hopper” at Boca Chica Beach Wednesday morning as crew prepare to test the rockets engine.

Posted:Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:56 pm

County approves another round of SpaceX road closures

By Mark Reagan | Staff Writer

Brownsville Herald

SpaceX is preparing for a second round of testing at its Boca Chica Beach Launch Site.

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. announced Tuesday that he has ordered the temporary closure of State Highway 4 from Oklahoma Avenue to Boca Chica Beach.

The closure is scheduled for May 28 between 2 and 10 p.m. or in the alternative, on May 29 and/or May 30, according to a press release.

The first round of SpaceX testing at Boca Chica Beach spanned a three-week closure during March where State Highway 4 experienced multiple closures while SpaceX tested its Starship Hopper prototype.

Those tests concluded in early April when SpaceX fired up the Starship Hopper’s Raptor engine and successfully completed a short “hop.”

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