Something is happening at SpaceX's launch facility near Boca Chica State Park


X spacecraft is being built at the South Texas launch facility (Source: Elon Musk / Twitter)

Something big is happening at SpaceX South Texas's launch facility near Boca Chica State Park.

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk posted videos and pictures on Twitter on Christmas Eve.

The first one shows "Stainless Steel Starship."

Another post from Musk on December 23 showed a satellite moving on the property.

According to, the photo shows two parts of the new test vehicle that are redesigned for the next generation re-launch system of the company, which can be ready for flights in early 2019.

"Starship" is designed to be about 30 feet wide and 180 feet high and will be above the 220-foot rocket booster called "Super Heavy," according to

Scott Manley discusses what can be "Stainless Steel Starship". also reported that Musk said the vehicle could be ready for launch soon after March 2019.

However, it is not clear where the vehicle will be launched. At this point, work continues on building facilities near Boca Chica State Park.


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