The upcoming launch of SpaceX's Starship-Super Heavy Vehicle near Brownsville, Texas, is generating considerable excitement.
This event, was scheduled for Friday morning, November 17, 2023, follows the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) recent approval of a license for SpaceX Founder Elon Musk. However it was later rescheduled for Saturday morning.
Space enthusiasts from across the United States have converged on Starbase to witness the preparation and eventual launch, with many sharing their experiences and the rocket's progress through social media platforms like Facebook.
Toby Li posted on X/formerly known on Twitter, earlier this week that he had just booked his flight to watch Starship's flight on Friday. "I'm so pumped to be in Brownsville & Starbase," he wrote.
In response to the event, the Cameron County Parks and Recreation Department announced the temporary closure of Isla Blanca Park from 9:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
The closure is in anticipation of the launch, though current RV campers at the park are permitted to stay and access the site. Isla Blanca Park is set to reopen at 5:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2023, providing a viewing location for the launch from the Laguna Madre area.
This launch represents a significant moment for SpaceX and space exploration enthusiasts, drawing attention and participation from a wide audience.
(Photo Courtesy: SpaceX)