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With my best Russian accent, I should have asked back: "Excuse me sir, can you direct me to the Amerikan Nuclear Wessels?"

youtu.be/sf8rDpu1vCk?t=74

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And this is the last footage I could take before SpaceX security finally noticed me and sent someone to tell me that I was "trespassing" and "videos are not allowed".

Well, I guess they don't watch YouTube ๐Ÿ˜‚

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The giant crane Frankenzilla towering over the Orbital Launch Tower.

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Panning from the Starship construction site in the distance through a sunset obscured by BN2.1, the historic Starhopper prototype, section 5 of the Orbital Launch Tower waiting to be stacked, and finally... ๐Ÿฅ... the massive, mismatched body of Frankenzilla, still holding section 4 after lifting it in place this afternoon.

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A little bit of progress! ๐ŸŽ‰

Got smooth transitions between left-right resizing on

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Crossing a quagmire filled with hungry mosquitoes, towards Frankenzilla at the opposite end of the site...

Along the way, I spot several holes in the sand; some are the size of an arm. What creatures live in these holes? ๐Ÿ˜จ

starship

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This should be Suborbital Pad B, which carried the unfortunate SN11.

Behind and to the right, the BN2.1 test tank, which was cryo-proofed last week. Since it didn't blow up, we believe the test was successful.

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I stumble into a piece of torn steel... could this be a chunk of , the prototype whose test flight ended in a mid-air explosion?

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In the evening, I went back to Boca Chica and decided to walk through the swamps around the
launch site...

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Today I wasted my afternoon at the stupid South Padre Island while Frankenzilla was stacking section 4 of the orbital launch tower ๐Ÿ˜“

youtube.com/watch?v=T0AZIvjXjZ

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Peculiar swing bridge design where the road also floats and tilts around one corner:

It's the construction site! ๐Ÿคฉ

Bit it's too far to observe their activity. Even with a telescope, there would be too much atmospheric haze.

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But wait... what's that?
No, not the ass... on the opposite shore!

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I'm not interested in the beach, so I took a walk along the jetty...

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Today I went to South Padre Island, a resort island situated north of the launch complex.

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