SpaceX to Display Starship at Brownsville South Padre Island Airport
It appears the South Padre Island International Airport is set to get a SpaceX Starship to be put on display.
On Monday morning, @SpacePadreIsle asked, “sure would be cool to have a Starship in a public rocket garden for SpaceX fans, maybe at the entrance to the Island or somewhere??”, directing the request to SpaceX and Elon Musk.
Musk then surprised with a response, saying, “If South Padre and/or Brownsville would like a Starship prototype, we can send one over.”
Sure would be cool to have a Starship in a public rocket garden for SpaceX fans, maybe at the entrance to the Island or somewhere?? @SpaceX @elonmusk https://t.co/Swnpdf2WsU pic.twitter.com/Th1BuGSfan
— SpacePadre (@SpacePadreIsle) February 21, 2022
“Maybe near BRO airport, since that serves both communities?”, asked Musk.
That’s when the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport chimed in with, “We’re ready for it and have a great location to display it at (Starship Road) where do we sign?”.
Again, Musk responded and said, “sounds good, we will send one over.”
Sounds good, we will send one over
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 21, 2022
It remains to be seen if Musk was serious about providing a Starship prototype to the airport at South Padre, and how SpaceX would move the massive rocket prototype to the site, which stands at 160 feet tall, or just under 15 stories.
SpaceX is still awaiting FAA approval to allow Starship to fly its first maiden orbital flight, with a final decision expected at the end of March, again delayed.