Starship SN9 Gallery


I visited South Padre Island & Boca Chica, Texas last week (1/11/21-1/16/21) in hopes of seeing Space X Starship SN9 make its test flight. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen and as of today, 1/20, it still hasn’t happened! I did manage to get some nice shots of the ship. Here is my Starship SN9 gallery for your enjoyment.

spacex starship sn9 at sunset
Space X Starship SN9 on test pad B in Boca Chica, Texas
starship sn9 nosecone and flaps
Closeup of SN9’s nose at Boca Chica, Texas
starship aft flaps sn9
Starship SN9 aft section on test pad B at Boca Chica, Texas
space x starship SN9 tail section
Starship SN9 tail section on test pad B at Boca Chica, Texas

For a scale comparison, you can just see a guy under the Starship, behind some framework in the bottom center of the image above…

space x SN 9 and tank farm
Space X facilities are inside a nature preserve at Boca Chica, Texas
space x orbital launch pad b
Space X orbital launch pad under construction
space x tank farm at boca chica texas
Space X tank farm at Boca Chica, Texas with shiny Star-hopper in the center.
starship from Pearl South Padre Island
Starship from the Pearl Hotel, South Padre Island. 800mm zoom from the 9th floor.
Starship construction area Pearl Hotel, South Padre Island
Starship construction area from the Pearl Hotel, South Padre Island. 800mm zoom from the 9th floor.
space x orbital launch pad b
Starship orbital launch pad at Boca Chica, Texas under construction
starship spacex construction sn10 sn5
Looking into the high bay at Starship SN10 with SN5 in the foreground.
night photo of SN9 from South Padre Island
Starship SN9 at night from the Pearl Hotel, South Padre Island. 800mm zoom from the 9th floor.
Starship construction area Pearl Hotel, South Padre Island
Starship construction area at night from the Pearl Hotel, South Padre Island. 800mm zoom from the 9th floor.
starship sn9 inspection
Starship SN9 undergoing high lift inspection following static fires earlier in the day
moving inspection of SN9
Crane coming down after inspection near the nose of Starship SN9
test area long exposure of Starship
Wider view and exposure of Starship SN9 and a venting tank, too (left)
starship SN10 in the high bay
Starship SN10 inside the high bay, SN5 outside (square box is a mass simulator)
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