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Integration Tower Ready to Grow Taller | SpaceX Boca Chica

SpaceX assembles sections of the Integration Tower at the Propellant Production Site while Starship SN15 prepares for its next test flight attempt.
Video & Photos from Mary (@BocaChicaGal). Edited by Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist)
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0:00 Super Heavy BN3 Aft Dome Ready to be Flipped
1:02 Starship SN16
2:25 Crews Enter SN16’s Hatch
2:54 Stacking of Cryo Tank Shells Continues
3:22 Integration Tower Assembly
3:55 New Thrust Puck Delivered
5:10 Painted Chair Arrives in Boca Chica
5:31 More Deliveries at the Production Site
7:57 Work on the Orbital Launch Mount Continues
8:31 More Tower Section Work
9:01 Orbital Launch Site Work
9:45 Starship SN15
10:40 Earlier Delivery Spotted at the Orbital Site
11:45 Integration Tower Base
12:10 Starship Landing Pad
12:52 Crews Continue to Prep SN15 for Test Flight
13:21 More Integration Tower Work
14:06 Cryo Tank Shell Dome Painted
14:39 Starship SN15

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  1. NASASpaceflight

    NASASpaceflight

    5 dagen geleden

    Time Stamps! 0:00​ Super Heavy BN3 Aft Dome Ready to be Flipped 1:02​ Starship SN16 2:25​ Crews Enter SN16’s Hatch 2:54​ Stacking of Cryo Tank Shells Continues 3:22​ Integration Tower Assembly 3:55​ New Thrust Puck Delivered 5:10​ Painted Chair Arrives in Boca Chica 5:31​ More Deliveries at the Production Site 7:57​ Work on the Orbital Launch Mount Continues 8:31​ More Tower Section Work 9:01​ Orbital Launch Site Work 9:45​ Starship SN15 10:40​ Earlier Delivery Spotted at the Orbital Site 11:45​ Integration Tower Base 12:10​ Starship Landing Pad 12:52​ Crews Continue to Prep SN15 for Test Flight 13:21​ More Integration Tower Work 14:06​ Cryo Tank Shell Dome Painted 14:39​ Starship SN15

    • Eduviges Bravo

      Eduviges Bravo

      3 dagen geleden

      P

    • Texas84

      Texas84

      4 dagen geleden

      @maikelnaitaTube no

    • maikelnaitaTube

      maikelnaitaTube

      4 dagen geleden

      Isn't it compulsory to wear a mask in the United States? Nobody wears it in the video.

    • Andrew Watts

      Andrew Watts

      5 dagen geleden

      @aloufin ouch 🤕

    • aloufin

      aloufin

      5 dagen geleden

      edit the timestamps to show at 13:46 the guy get SMACKED by a huge metal beam

  2. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer

    13 uur geleden

    The wanderer was here.

  3. Christiaan Van Zyl

    Christiaan Van Zyl

    2 dagen geleden

    I started watching this and now its part of my routine in the mornings!

  4. Джон фон Лудд

    Джон фон Лудд

    3 dagen geleden

    Are they going to put this ( 13:49) on this (11:51) ?

  5. Alex droner

    Alex droner

    4 dagen geleden

    i wonder if Starship could be used to replace cargo ships ?

  6. JuanMa Rodriguez

    JuanMa Rodriguez

    4 dagen geleden

    No trespassing - RAPTORS LOOSE . I love it !!!, jajajaja. Min 9:28

  7. Gordon Stewart

    Gordon Stewart

    4 dagen geleden

    Wonder when they'll pressure test those GSE tanks?

  8. Dan Schertner

    Dan Schertner

    4 dagen geleden

    They have a lot of bolts still to go. Its basically just "tacked" together right now.

  9. scotty moondog jakubin

    scotty moondog jakubin

    4 dagen geleden

    the second stage of the integration tower being assemble on the ground and then lifted onto the existing structure is going to be one hell of a feat ! Thats gotta weigh alot !

  10. chris fletcher

    chris fletcher

    4 dagen geleden

    Poor chap banging his head at 13:45. I guess that's why they wear hard hats. He didn't seem to bothered by a girder to the bonce!

  11. Wilde Wolf

    Wilde Wolf

    4 dagen geleden

    You watch speirstheamazingHD

  12. E.ByGum

    E.ByGum

    4 dagen geleden

    Has to be said new chunk of Integration Tower over by the PPS (~13.30 timestamp) doesn't look straight. Wonder if it will be pyramid-shape more than rectangular tower?

  13. BreizhZef29

    BreizhZef29

    4 dagen geleden

    Hello, A big thank you for all these reports, we really learn a lot. Keep it up, it's very interesting.

  14. EveryThirdNotThursday

    EveryThirdNotThursday

    4 dagen geleden

    @NASASpaceflight - Love the videos !! - If you are looking for the next snazzy thing to do with editing to make them even more fun and informative, I have an idea.... I watch Tesla GigaTexas drone videos all of the time and love them: I know that facility like the back of my hand, but no matter how many videos I watch of the SpaceX Boca Chica construction, it is still hard to keep track of where the different camera angles are and how the facilities relate. I know there is aerial footage, but that doesn't help connect the view in these video with the shots looking down from the plane, so here is the idea: If the community can build and maintain a simple 3D model of Boca Chica in Blender or Unity, you can create virtual drone hops between scenes in these videos. For example, you would show video of High Bay activity for several seconds, then when it is time to change scenes, you switch to the Unity 3D model view of the High Bay from the same camera angle and pretend to be a drone lifting off and flying to the SN15 launch mount area, land, and switch back to the next video scene from a matching camera angle. Your videos would turn into virtual drone flights hopping around the map in simplified 3D, then landing and showing real footage that was collected by Boca Chica Gal or others. That would create a level of continuity that would turn a collection of camera views into a coherent place. Sort of an Augmented Reality drone video. I think that would be awesome to see !! Once a common 3D model is built, you can use it to show all kinds of proposed site changes as the community speculates on the next area of construction. Just a thought.

  15. Chris Ediger

    Chris Ediger

    4 dagen geleden

    Doge chair!!!!!

  16. Marcfx

    Marcfx

    4 dagen geleden

    Thank you Mary 🥰

  17. Ihaddadene Samy

    Ihaddadene Samy

    4 dagen geleden

    Thanks !!! May the fourth be with you NASASpaceflight !!!

  18. Paul Moffat

    Paul Moffat

    4 dagen geleden

    Meanwhile, at Blue Origin's production site for 'New Glenn', all that can be heard, is the chirping of crickets, and the coming and going of buses full of Lawyers to fight NASA's awarding the Lunar Lander contract to SpaceX

  19. Ralph

    Ralph

    4 dagen geleden

    Where is Zeus?

  20. Aj Wayne

    Aj Wayne

    4 dagen geleden

    Why are the nose cones not as shiny as the body?

  21. KOxHARxMORNY

    KOxHARxMORNY

    4 dagen geleden

    The welds on the Thrust Puck at 4:26 were BEAUTIFUL

  22. This is funny. xD

    This is funny. xD

    4 dagen geleden

    6:03 haha at first i thought this is the next design for the legs xD

  23. Y T

    Y T

    4 dagen geleden

    14:10 Take selfie first

  24. Milanka Perić

    Milanka Perić

    4 dagen geleden

    Idyllic 😀Wooow 🚀SN15/SpaceX 👌 Painted all😉 speed work /NSF Team ❤ Videooo .......🔝🔝🔝

  25. Don Jones

    Don Jones

    4 dagen geleden

    6:44 A stack of giant mattresses - Elon's latest substitute for landing legs.

  26. Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs

    Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs

    4 dagen geleden

    It's so nice to see faces instead of masks! : )

  27. Conchi Jimenez

    Conchi Jimenez

    4 dagen geleden

    🚀🚀🚀😍😍❤️❤️

  28. tubularAp

    tubularAp

    4 dagen geleden

    14:33 - A variation on the classic painter's mistake of painting yourself in a corner: Painting yourself stuck on top of a dome.

    • iamjadedhobo

      iamjadedhobo

      4 dagen geleden

      Oh well, when you are payed by the hour :p

  29. Bill Simpson

    Bill Simpson

    4 dagen geleden

    That dome top doesn't look steep, until you try and walk around on it. It is like the roof of the Superdome in New Orleans. You get halfway down, and it's like 'WHOA, I could slide down this sucker'.

  30. David Roberts

    David Roberts

    4 dagen geleden

    Hi Mary and team great 👍 views of BOCACHICA soon be ready for launch 🚀 🚀🚀🚀🚀let’s hope that it lands safely this time good luck 🤞 guys and girls David 🙏❤️🇬🇧👍

  31. TopMarksIT

    TopMarksIT

    4 dagen geleden

    Love these videos, thank you :) The site is such an inspiring hive of activity and human progress :)

  32. creed 6.5

    creed 6.5

    4 dagen geleden

    like the painted chair , where is it going ?

  33. Chax208

    Chax208

    4 dagen geleden

    Why are some faces blurred others aren’t

  34. Balázs Bánhalmi

    Balázs Bánhalmi

    4 dagen geleden

    I guess I missed some news about what the caged upper Starship section's purpose is, that is standing beside SN15 at 14:39. Can anybody explain in a nutshell? Is it a Lunar mockup or what?

    • David

      David

      4 dagen geleden

      It's a 'stress' tester. The frame and inside the nosecone, they have hydraulic presses to simulate MAXQ and launch pressures. This is similar to what they do with jet planes. Cycles many times to look for weaknesses in the structure. Part of FAA Human Flight requirements.

  35. zhenqian guo

    zhenqian guo

    4 dagen geleden

    May the fourth be with SN 15

  36. GRAHAMESIMPSON

    GRAHAMESIMPSON

    4 dagen geleden

    Thanks Mary and NasaSpaceFlight. Loved the painted chair. Is that for Mary to sit on?

  37. stephen porter

    stephen porter

    4 dagen geleden

    🤞that today is the day SN15 fly’s and we get to see it all with no bad weather, hopefully it’s going to land successfully 🤞🤞🤞

  38. Duder McDudeface

    Duder McDudeface

    4 dagen geleden

    Always got a good feeling about round-numbered SNs. 5 worked, 10 worked-ish. Keep the streak going, 15!

  39. BCH320

    BCH320

    4 dagen geleden

    Am I looking at a james Bond Vilain Lair or at Thunderbirds before something go wrong? I'm not sure?

  40. Gergely Tölgyesi

    Gergely Tölgyesi

    4 dagen geleden

    Will they lift that orbital launch tower section in one piece????

    • iamjadedhobo

      iamjadedhobo

      4 dagen geleden

      Not much choice. Each weld takes a few days. I don't think a do-over makes sense.

    • David

      David

      4 dagen geleden

      They have lugs on the new pieces they recently welded, so will probably have lines from there to the crane hook. The cranes can lift 300 tonnes.

  41. Paul Brunton

    Paul Brunton

    4 dagen geleden

    So impressive to see Space X production is going so well, when I hear that sound of hammering on the vessels it reminds me of my welding days building pressure vessels in Strood Kent England.

  42. James Atkinson

    James Atkinson

    4 dagen geleden

    Just love the two blokes doing selfies on top of the cryo dome. 🤣🤣🤣

  43. badri nair

    badri nair

    4 dagen geleden

    THank you Mary and the NSF team for bringing such amazing footage to us . spaceX is working on many fronts in parallel . their thinking and approach is amazing. cant wait to join you guys for the live stream of the launch today ,

  44. Robin Harrison

    Robin Harrison

    4 dagen geleden

    SN15 test flight; May the fourth be with them.

  45. John Willoughby

    John Willoughby

    4 dagen geleden

    Those two guys painting that cryo tank just reminded me of Laurel and Hardy on a roof for a moment!

    • Don Jones

      Don Jones

      4 dagen geleden

      Yup - and they were painting from the bottom toward the top - they'll be standing on the top-piece waiting for the paint to dry. The round version of painting yourself into a corner. :D No, I don't really think they'll do it.

  46. Joe Can't Dance

    Joe Can't Dance

    4 dagen geleden

    Kudos to whoever is keeping the Spacex spreadsheet up to date!

  47. duduadubidu

    duduadubidu

    4 dagen geleden

    That delivery at 10:50 looks like a heat exchanger.

  48. PhantomPanic

    PhantomPanic

    4 dagen geleden

    Wait till Elon sees that guy standing around with his arms crossed. 😀 🚪👈 There's the SpaceX door....

  49. SOAR Model Rocketry

    SOAR Model Rocketry

    4 dagen geleden

    Tommorow we will have a party Guess in the comments what for.😏🚀🛬

    • David

      David

      4 dagen geleden

      Starlink will have 1,498 satellites (if SL25 is successful) so enough to go live! That's the first party.

  50. Johnny uk

    Johnny uk

    4 dagen geleden

    Thanks Mary a great watch with a cup of tea...great job xx

  51. Chaz Mills

    Chaz Mills

    4 dagen geleden

    People Are loosing interest fast!! So many delays and who wants to go to another planet anyway. Just sort this out

  52. Don Hull

    Don Hull

    4 dagen geleden

    I know Elon has a giant ego but does he really need a chair that big for it? Seriously, thank you to everyone at NASASpaceflight for your continuing coverage. It is amazing coverage of an amazing event in human history.

  53. Ted Smith

    Ted Smith

    4 dagen geleden

    You guys are getting your propellant production tower mixed up with the Integration Tower, I believe.

  54. Jan Lubbinge

    Jan Lubbinge

    4 dagen geleden

    Delivery 6:03 looks like a recondensor/radiator

  55. SmogandBlack

    SmogandBlack

    4 dagen geleden

    Thanks guys (as always) 😊. Does the new thrust puck have two more (big) pipes compared to the usual version? Are those for feeding Vacuum Raptors?

  56. Jason Cross

    Jason Cross

    4 dagen geleden

    What!? SN15 still didn't lift off??

  57. Adr1 UNO

    Adr1 UNO

    4 dagen geleden

    3:55 Glad to see Joe Satriani helping with all of that 😎

  58. sean kelly

    sean kelly

    5 dagen geleden

    The sign on the fence at 9:20 made me laugh out loud! "NO TRESPASSING...RAPTORS LOOSE" I had visions of Jurassic Park!

    • Павло Банашко

      Павло Банашко

      4 dagen geleden

      Hehehhe

  59. Nicholas Westbury

    Nicholas Westbury

    5 dagen geleden

    May the Fourth be with you SN15!

  60. Andy

    Andy

    5 dagen geleden

    Love the painting on the seat. Much wow so doge

  61. Urban Rider

    Urban Rider

    5 dagen geleden

    A lot of money is put in this bulshit, and so many homeless people in Us.

  62. lqsers

    lqsers

    5 dagen geleden

    Tuesday's weather is looking insanely good, zero clouds and 10mph winds.

  63. skytreker

    skytreker

    5 dagen geleden

    5:10 This is Elon's Martian throne.

  64. Metjas

    Metjas

    5 dagen geleden

    May the 4th be with you!

  65. hpolig

    hpolig

    5 dagen geleden

    Still lots of bolts missing in the structure, looks scary to me.

  66. Ya Boi

    Ya Boi

    5 dagen geleden

    5:10 DOGE

  67. Marcel Gerber

    Marcel Gerber

    5 dagen geleden

    Thanks Mary and Team..... downloaded, class assignment for 08:00, calculate bending/compression/loading forces along all load members, assuming various Starship configurations....

  68. Ya Boi

    Ya Boi

    5 dagen geleden

    Wonder if they could make a Stainless Steel ITS replica with those 12m rings

    • Ya Boi

      Ya Boi

      5 dagen geleden

      Hey, I mean the starship 2.0 because a 12m starship would have around twice the payload volume as a 9m starship

  69. Carlito

    Carlito

    5 dagen geleden

    If SN15 lands tomorrow would they do multiple launch with it ?

  70. Roy Brown

    Roy Brown

    5 dagen geleden

    This is wonderful, human's or so powerful when we are united.

  71. chris mclaughlin

    chris mclaughlin

    5 dagen geleden

    This is the first time I've watched one of these great videos and been disappointed by the non chronological order the video flows in. You've got the tower built (to the first segment) and then not built but you put a small note saying tower work continues yet earlier in the video it was well past that stage. Come on guys, observe, record and report, dont be manipulating the footage.

    • André Dollenberg

      André Dollenberg

      4 dagen geleden

      @chris mclaughlin Have a good day Chris and keep watching. These video’s are for our pleasure and not intended to be Oscar material. Mary and team do a fantastic job daily (and for long hours) just for our pleasure. Take care. 😎

    • chris mclaughlin

      chris mclaughlin

      4 dagen geleden

      @André Dollenberg well we all make mistakes. I take it on the chin. I was wrong. Thank you for informing me.

    • André Dollenberg

      André Dollenberg

      4 dagen geleden

      Wake up Chris. That’s the second level being assembled on the ground to be lifted into position once assembled. That’s easier and safer. Your statement wasn’t so clever after all. 😎

  72. Nimbus12

    Nimbus12

    5 dagen geleden

    Probably how they felt in the 60s, but with less LSD and duck n cover.

  73. Nimbus12

    Nimbus12

    5 dagen geleden

    Just amazing we might be on the cusp of multiplanetary colonization

  74. arun r

    arun r

    5 dagen geleden

    Damn

  75. sixbrokeneggs

    sixbrokeneggs

    5 dagen geleden

    8:00 *Ž*

  76. Sebastian Suśniak

    Sebastian Suśniak

    5 dagen geleden

    Yes it should happen today = 4th. What do you Guys think SpaceX will do with SN15 hardware if it lands in one piece? 2nd SN15 fly test or refurbishment?

    • David

      David

      4 dagen geleden

      I think a second test to 'prove it was not a fluke.' If they pull that off, then immortalise it at the production site, with a special stand and plaque near the back (They would have to remove the engines and a few other 'sensitive' items of course. Maybe some statement like 'This is the Rocket that turned the Space Industry on it's head.'

  77. Esteban Cuarenta

    Esteban Cuarenta

    5 dagen geleden

    13:44 good thing they wear helmets lol

  78. Ace_Tragiic

    Ace_Tragiic

    5 dagen geleden

    "No Trespassing. Raptors Loose"

  79. Digital Dan

    Digital Dan

    5 dagen geleden

    I wonder if assembly of those launch tower sections is going slower than they had planned. Each beam seems to require a lot of manual effort without adequate jigs or something. Makes sense to assemble each tier on the ground, though.

  80. K to the P

    K to the P

    5 dagen geleden

    ***

  81. Scott R. Hampton

    Scott R. Hampton

    5 dagen geleden

    Strangely I'm curious to know what the tide levels are in her shots!

  82. Fernando Galue

    Fernando Galue

    5 dagen geleden

    Love how everything is being built by ordinary local workers in normal construction clothing. No surgical clothing with super clean hands inside controlled temperature/dust rooms etc.. SpaceX rockets are literally just built different 👌🏻👌🏻

    • Rainforest River

      Rainforest River

      5 dagen geleden

      Built different💯

  83. AbsentTK421

    AbsentTK421

    5 dagen geleden

    Anyone know the story behind the chair and where it came from?

  84. Antonio Montanez

    Antonio Montanez

    5 dagen geleden

    Please add the sound tracks of a sci-fi B movie, when I am looking at the star ship.

    • John Doe

      John Doe

      5 dagen geleden

      Ok

  85. saimul Haque

    saimul Haque

    5 dagen geleden

    🌮

  86. Capt Walker

    Capt Walker

    5 dagen geleden

    Mary, I thought the village with the chair was purchased by SpaceX and everyone moved out to make room for the space port and employees? What is the destination of the chair and does anyone know who made it?

  87. Carrry凱瑞

    Carrry凱瑞

    5 dagen geleden

    When will BN2. Launch test

  88. Obi Wan

    Obi Wan

    5 dagen geleden

    The dog on the painted chair is representing DOGE ;)

  89. Axel Meierhoefer

    Axel Meierhoefer

    5 dagen geleden

    It looks like there are not enough workers in many places for construction. Have they reduced the workforce? The tank farm and even the plat side appears as if it is half as busy as it used to be and progress rather slow compared to what it used to be

  90. Iosaf Bennis

    Iosaf Bennis

    5 dagen geleden

    As a long time follower of the SpaceX Starship project and super excited about test flight tomorrow as always and the epic integration tower and launch facilities work etc. I do at the same time worry about how the global economic situation may ultimately impact this whole project? Does anyone else share same concern? My worry comes from the high inflation rate of commodities such as steel, and other input costs increasing too, while capital is being targeted for tax increases too at same time, and all of these economic factors seem to be intensifying. Elon's Starship and Starlink projects are so capital intensive at this early stage I wonder is he in a race against time to get them both over the line and making returns on all upfront investments? This is not criticism or anything, I love Elon Musk's ambition and the soaring potential of Starship, just anxious about economic factors beyond his control as I see truck after truck delivering to Starbase! Fingers crossed my anxieties are for nothing, and fingers and toes crossed for successful test and landing for SN15! :)

    • Iosaf Bennis

      Iosaf Bennis

      4 dagen geleden

      @iamjadedhobo Could be the case for sure! I hope so! Everything seems a little out of sync in supply/demand world these days!

    • iamjadedhobo

      iamjadedhobo

      4 dagen geleden

      Due to shortages in electronic components, car makers have to stop or reduce production. That will reduce the demand for steel and drive the price down. Good news for SpaceX (bad news for Tesla).

  91. Terry Cureton

    Terry Cureton

    5 dagen geleden

    Sometimes it seems the only thing slowing down SpaceX is the time needed to cure concrete!

    • iamjadedhobo

      iamjadedhobo

      4 dagen geleden

      Well, 3000+ bolts per tower segment will take a bit of time too :) At a minute per bolt, a little over 50 hours. So say a little over a full 24 hour day for two teams working around the clock in tandem.

  92. Mercury Pluto

    Mercury Pluto

    5 dagen geleden

    Who are watching this at 0.5x ..

  93. steven menary

    steven menary

    5 dagen geleden

    I wish Spacex had been around the time of the Apollo missions, they would be 100 million people living on Mars right now.

  94. Yash Thakur

    Yash Thakur

    5 dagen geleden

    Those 2 workers taking selfies was the best moment in this video.

    • JustSomeCanuck

      JustSomeCanuck

      4 dagen geleden

      @Nathan Aus And shut down because they painted themselves onto the top of the dome and got stuck up there!

    • Nathan Aus

      Nathan Aus

      4 dagen geleden

      Until they get the entire Boca Chica operations shutdown due to working at heights with no safety lines. :p

  95. steven menary

    steven menary

    5 dagen geleden

    Spacex building a tall expensive structure, they must be very sure of themselves which they have so far proven.

  96. Arecibo

    Arecibo

    5 dagen geleden

    Holy Jebus, I haven't been keeping up with the progress on any of the sites, other than the usual large tests. When the hell did they build a second VAB/highbay? Is the second one for BN's?

    • David

      David

      4 dagen geleden

      You have been absent! They started that back in July 2020 over 11 months ago! It is for the Boosters, yes.

  97. Noah Gossett

    Noah Gossett

    5 dagen geleden

    I mean look. @blueorigin @Dynetics this is why they got the HLS contract, Now yall are trying to halt innovation because yall aren't capable of outshining the notorious @SpaceX

  98. NOEL BRYANT

    NOEL BRYANT

    5 dagen geleden

    I'm a bit worried they're doing this a bit quick, I mean the building, looks as if these guys are doing this every day of the week, I'm sure they know what they're doing but? no problems so far anyway

  99. pubg-creamcrackers gaming

    pubg-creamcrackers gaming

    5 dagen geleden

    Nt sure y this never gets boring...

  100. Azwol

    Azwol

    5 dagen geleden

    May the 4th be with us all 🚀

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