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Visit the SpaceX South Texas Launch Site!

South Texas may be known for its warm weather and beautiful beaches, but it’s also a place where people reach for the stars. Across the bay from South Padre Island is the SpaceX South Texas launch site, where the history of space exploration will change forever. On South Padre Island, space lovers have the unique opportunity to watch rocket launches on the beach or from the comfort of their vacation rentals. Take a front-row seat in rocket history and witness the jaw-dropping lift-off of a SpaceX rocket. Stay with us at Blue Ocean Vacation Rentals and plan a getaway around one of the upcoming launches!

About the SpaceX Starship

Experiencing any rocket launch is genuinely something to behold, but the Starship fleet is one-of-a-kind. Starship is the first rocket designed to be fully reusable with the ultimate goal to put humans on Mars to establish a self-sustaining city. Even though that seems like something out of a science fiction novel, the CEO and founder, Elon Musk, considers this a real possibility.

For now, the SpaceX South Texas launch site is focusing on Starship and Booster development into orbit in the near future. Their mission to the moon is projected to lift off in 2025. Keep up to date with the future launches here and watch the live stream of the Starship construction from LabPadre.

Where to Watch Launches

The SpaceX launch facility does not allow public access since the location is on private property. Because of this, South Padre Island is considered the best place to watch any rocket launch. Isla Blanca Park offers one of the best viewing locations from the island. The park is an excellent destination to pack a lunch, hang out at the beach, and wait for the launch.

Another popular location to watch the launch is on the side of the road on Highway 48. Many people also watch launches from the balconies of their South Padre lodging. At Blue Ocean Vacation Rentals, we have several beachfront condos to choose from, where you can watch the launch right from your rental. Discover all of our beachfront properties here.

Witness Rocket History in South Texas!

The launch of rockets at the SpaceX South Texas launch site is incredibly weather dependent. If it’s rainy or there are equipment issues, it’s not unusual for missions to be delayed. Because of this, it is advisable to plan your vacation three or four days around the launch to ensure you don’t miss it. This gives you plenty of time to explore the island and spend time together in your Blue Ocean Vacation Rental. It’s time to witness rocket history in South Texas!