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LAST TOWN BEFORE MARS: SpaceX’s crucial plan to buy a village in South Texas is on the brink of failure

Elon Musk has a dream to launch Starship rockets to Mars from Boca Chica Beach. However, the property rights of civilians may complicate his plans.
Elon Musk and SpaceX are developing a steel Mars rocket system called Starship.

Elon Musk says SpaceX hopes to launch Starship for the first time within ‘2 to 3 months.’ But the ship may be just one of 20 different pro...

Musk tweeted the news of Starship's first planned flight just a month after the first prototype burst and shot its top hundreds of feet into the air.
SpaceX's 164-foot-tall Starship Mark 1 rocket prototype stands in Boca Chica, Texas, amid a background of stars in the night sky in September 2019.

A stirring new SpaceX animation of Starship launching shows how the rocket company plans to turn Texas into Earth’s interplanetary transport hub...

Following Elon Musk's presentation about SpaceX's Starship rocket, the company posted a two-minute video showing how it'd refill the system in orbit.
JB Wagoner says he's an aspiring space entrepreneur and a "big fan" of SpaceX. Behind him is Starship Mark 1.

A SpaceX fan who visited Texas to see Elon Musk’s Starship event spent the night in jail after taking photos of a rocket prototype built by the ...

An officer called the man accused of criminal trespassing and asked him to surrender. The Cameron County sheriff says SpaceX pressed charges.

SpaceX just built a shiny 164-foot-tall rocket prototype in South Texas that looks like it came from Mars

SpaceX's new Starship Mk 1 rocket ship is part of a larger effort to create a launch system that'd take dozens of people to Mars at a time.
Elon Musk and SpaceX are developing a steel Mars rocket system called Starship.

Elon Musk is about to unveil SpaceX’s new Mars spaceship prototype in Texas. Here’s what we know so far.

The founder and CEO of SpaceX is due to update planet Earth on the development of Starship, a towering launch system designed to ferry people to Mars.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk visited Boca Chica Beach in South Texas to break ground on a new spaceport and launch site on September 22, 2014.

SpaceX wants to buy a small Texas neighborhood. If residents say no, a nonprofit that supports the company wields a power to force them out.

SpaceX can't force people out of Boca Chica Village, Texas. But Cameron County's Spaceport Development Corporation, which is friendly to SpaceX, can.

SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significa...

Residents in Boca Chica Village, where SpaceX has built a skunkworks to develop Mars rocket ships, received buyout offers from the company this week.
Starhopper — SpaceX's first Mars Starship prototype — hovers over its launchpad during a test flight in Boca Chica, Texas, on August 27, 2019.

New documents reveal SpaceX’s plans for launching Mars-rocket prototypes from South Texas

The Federal Aviation Administration's "written reevaluation" is SpaceX's ticket to launching orbital-class Starship prototypes from Boca Chica, Texas.
SpaceX's Mars Starship prototype "Starhopper" hovers over its launchpad during a test flight in Boca Chica

SpaceX’s Starhopper rocket ship soars nearly 500 feet over South Texas — a key step in Elon Musk’s quest to reach Mars

Starhopper also used its single Raptor rocket engine to fly over to a beachside landing pad a few hundred feet away and gently touch down.