A Tour of SpaceX’s Boca Chica facilities [LIVE]

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Join us as we show you the entire SpaceX Boca Chica site from the public’s perspective along the road. We’ll take you down the main highway, show you the build site, the village, the restaurant and bar, the launch pad AND the beach!

Sorry this isn’t the official tour with Elon you might be waiting for, but this will help you know what to expect if you visit here someday, or provide you with the perspective for those of you who can’t visit.

I greatly appreciate your Super Chats but I won’t be able to read them as I will be driving and trying to give you a tour in real time. Thank you for understanding.

03:10 – What we’ll be seeing
05:30 – SpaceX Restaurant
06:40 – Tracking Dishes and Solar Farm
07:50 – Airstream Trailer Park
09:40 – Production Facility from the East
15:15 – Production Facility from the South
20:10 – Production Facility and air separator from the West
25:10 – Boca Chica Village
29:00 – Driving up to Starship pad
30:06 – Starship pad & tank farm from the West
33:00 – Driving past the pad
34:00 – Launch complex from the East
36:15 – Landing Pad
37:00 – Orbital Launch Pad
39:00 – Outro

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  1. Günlük Video İhtiyacınız

    7:27 the video begins to melt

  2. hundredcaws

    i love your opening music.

  3. Lee Watson

    how many watching the live stream wondered if there would be an accident. glad they are alright.

  4. Shashi Chadha


  5. Shuntsam2

    Must have been right after this recording. Pictures on twitter does appear to be of the beach..

  6. Jeffrey Black

    it maybe silly to say but has anyone tried putting starlink on a car roof or RV

  7. Seb Smith

    “There is a bird with long legs over there” step aside David Attenborough!

  8. Mark SG

    Great idea for a video – as someone living in Australia .. this is fantastic .. cheers !!

  9. Christopher Tilley

    He crashed after this y’all! Get well soon Meco!

  10. Siddharth H Nair

    Glad that you and Andrew are okay… and sorry about MECO, hope they can get it fixed back up soon…

  11. Balaji Kartha

    That was cool .. loved the drive tour through the place
    So amazing that the whole production and manufacturing rockets is happening in the middle of an open public area!

  12. Bernhard R.

    Definitely not “Everyday Ornithologist”. 😅 Thanks for the nice tour! 👍 Apart from being expensive equipment, these air separation units are often leased from companies like AirLiquide or Linde and maybe they preferred a spot with less chance of explosions near by.

  13. Grizz

    Thank you Tim! It was awesome!

  14. PJ Finster

    Great transmission even with the spotty internet… Andrew is an amazing live editor and productionist, you’re very blessed to have him!

  15. JayneCobbsBunk

    Around 13:30 Tim mentions how fast cars zip around there. A bit of foreshadowing for him unfortunately.

  16. Sam I Am

    I feel as if I’ve just taken a Twenty First Century tour of the gates outside the Wonka Factory. Thanks Man!

  17. Sam I Am


  18. IronAge

    Tim you really need to move your Picture in Picture to the lower right corner. Same for your other live events as well. Overall good job.

  19. domoredujordan

    I want to get a Big “Falcon” Shake in the shape of a starship at the restaurant. Or maybe the Big Falcon Reuben, for BFR.

  20. Merle Patterson

    My sense is that Boca Chica and surrounding area will become “rocket town” and people will either move there to experience rocket launches (sight and sound) or people will will out because of rocket launches (sight and sound). It should balance out eventually to where SpaceX could launch rockets every day and people just accept it and/or love it. Personally, if I could, I’d buy property and build a concrete soundproof house with big observatory windows two blocks from the launchpad. But that’s just me.

  21. Arsh Arif

    He accidentally bumped his tesla 9MECO He names it:)

  22. Naman Biswajit

    Tim : driving in right side
    Me : Wait why all are driving in wrong direction
    My Mind : Idot in America they drive in right side


  23. Ashtree81

    Brilliant! Thank you!!

  24. Alex Schendel

    Haha this is why we need Starlink, so Tim can mount the dish on his car and stream to us from Boca Chica!

  25. Leo Youtuber

    Swedish pepole: its smörgåsbord.
    english pepole:SmoUrGOusboard

  26. Dario Martinez

    This tour was a great idea. Looking forward to the HD video. Sorry about the accident! That sucks!

  27. Seth Baker

    Hey Tim, congrats on the 100M views!

  28. Space x

    7:38 Aliens start watching you.

  29. Su

    Elon should give you a new car for free. You’ve done so many ads for him.

  30. Xero

    18:10 – I’m so glad he added “rest in pieces.” 😂

  31. Otrab


  32. Robert Lundstrom

    You make Maria’s work look like Ansel Adams.

  33. Ann Sederquist

    This is amazing!! This location is on my bucket list for sure! Thank you for the preview!!

  34. Govindaraj D

    Nice intro!

  35. Gray McNeill

    I heard he offered the little.

  36. gaffa3007

    Glad you’re ok! The Tesla will be back!

  37. Wild Atlantic Man

    Brilliant. Thanks for this and keep a ticket for me for that bar on the high bay…for when I get over there (viewing from Ireland)!!! Love the channel!

  38. stop begging for likes

    aaaand tim got in a car accident

  39. NatCav8

    Would of thought with all the data and information sharing within the area, Space X would upgrade there telecommunications.

  40. Matías Moreno

    At first I thought “Why didn’t he put his view at the bottom left? He’s covering half the windshield”. Then 13:50 happens… It surprises me how much care Tim Dodd puts into his videos.

  41. Milan David

    The fact that people are still debating masks in chat is Not norminal.

  42. Dave Condreay

    Elon hasn’t given you the WIFI password yet?!?! lol

  43. sitrilko

    It would be prudent to re-upload this with locally recorded footage.

  44. keco185

    Glad to hear you’re ok after the car accident!

  45. Tetsujinfr

    Thanks for the pixel puree, appreciate the attempt though I prefer the no speech bocachica gal tours in HD

  46. I_build_the_eagles

    thank you Tim for your dedication, your car is damaged now but you are still happy and joyful on twitter

  47. Alex

    Someone crashed into Tim’s Tesla 😭

  48. Stephen Burrows

    You need a Starlink receiver dish on the roof of the Tesla Tim….! 😀

  49. Allan Fromm

    I wonder if the red van that honked at Tim was Mary, the BocaChica Gal (@NASASpaceFlight). They just posted their daily report about an hour ago.

  50. Condor1994

    Oh my god what a stunning vehicle Starship is a truly futuristic looking rockets so beautiful

  51. Richard Elliott

    As Brownsville is going to be the place where space holiday makers are going to congregate including me it would be nice if you could have a drive around there with us all in the back seat and maybe the port area?

  52. Richard Elliott

    I liked that we found a new species of bird today. The long legged Boca bird. Shame you didn’t make it to the beach though. This was good fun and made the whole place feel real, thanks for doing it.

  53. SteveMHN

    Boca Chica where everyone drives a Tesla or a pick up truck.

  54. Oscar Padrón

    My uncle taught me how to fish at Boca Chica beach when I was little kid. Wow! 40+ years later and I’m witnessing that area go from Sea to Space. Amazing!

  55. FlyingSavannahs

    Tim, great idea to give us a look around. I’d invited a not-so-current-with-aerospace-developments friend, also a child of the space age like me, to watch and he had some “you gotta be kidding me!” reactions! I think I’ll have him hopelessly converted when I show him your outstanding SN-8 flight coverage and maybe the Falcon Heavy booster return jamboree as the clincher. You get this awesome feeling like you’re touring around a living museum where the impossible is made real. Today’s ability to witness history in the making, thanks to enthusiasts/journalists/documentarians/spokespersons such as you, reminded me of how far we’ve come from the time when some mission planners didn’t even think it was necessary to have live TV of the moonwalks!

    Thanks so much for all you do!

    James T. Kirk: “I was born in Iowa, I only _work_ in space.”

    Tim T. Dodd: “I was born in Iowa, I only _work_ in space.”

  56. Dean Stephen

    It’s a swamp!

  57. Adrian Brand

    He crashed with another car after the stream! he didn’t get hurt, saw it on Twitter

  58. Mild Mannered

    This is really cool Tim. Idk why but I feel emotional about the feelings of the place… I’m on like 30 seconds into you talking lol

  59. Sasha Warren

    Fun idea! Thanks for this! Also, I hope you, your crew, and your gear are alright after the beach incident. Take it easy.

  60. Sam Bowen

    Aww dang, I was hoping to see the beach. Lol.

  61. MrTrueshoe

    Love your content! Can’t wait to be up there watching them launch these ! So exciting! Great tour and what you do with your channel is amazing!

  62. Bugsey35

    Can you please add subtitles? I cannot make out what you’re saying if I can’t see your lips.

  63. SGU Sapling

    And then it got hit by a car 💀

  64. Stray

    That was Activitous.

  65. Thomas Robbie

    coverall buildings is what we call those here in Saskatchewan not tents

  66. Exalerion

    RIP beach connectivity.

  67. Conner Safford

    I have been thinking about getting a Tesla do you have a referral code

  68. Paul Haynes

    Very surprised to see you can get internet on that dash screen too. Here in the UK, I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t be allowed. Cars have dash screens, of course, but they are smaller and are only used to display a map or information (temperature, fuel, radio channel, etc), you’re not allowed to have anything too distracting within the view of the driver. I thik this may be true in therest of Europe too. I guess Teslas sold over here must have the screens restricted?

  69. Vincent

    RIP the car

  70. knoxyto

    well done. but i really wanted to see the beach!

  71. oljobo

    This was a Great Experience! Thank you!

  72. PaulsMagicVideos

    Looks like he had a car crash not long after this, ouch

  73. P West

    Can’t tell, did that guy driving by at the beginning give you the finger?

  74. Overdrive77 Coding

    Thanks so much for the tour. Really appreciated! 😊🍺

  75. Elin The Shield Maiden-Sk

    Tiki bar? should be a MARS-BAR ;)

  76. Andy81ish

    What if they make them here and then ‘Fly’ them once to whatever long term launch platform out at sea? So if you make one buster a week you only loanch once a week. Sorry, you just said that.

  77. Michael Paul

    Lil Tim got clipped by a truck at the beach.

  78. Sfs rocket Engineer

    i saw starhopper and starship! they are massive, will they become even biiger on real mission?

  79. AlDi

    great video Tim as usual..

  80. Jesbaam Sanchez

    Hey Tim you should get Starlink! That would solve the issues of getting network

  81. Jesbaam Sanchez

    At the beginning I love the quality of the Tesla model 3 stero system provides it’s clean and so good (well I think it’s coming from the Tesla)

  82. Sherry Lennon DeWitt

    Thank you! Off to the Beach 🌊

  83. Wayne Harrison

    Love it…NO EXPENSE SPARED…on the intro!! 🥰🤣😂 All hail Tim!! 😃 Tikki bar with a glass floor?? Up skirting show down below!! 🙄

  84. Caol

    Thanks for the live stream!

  85. RJKent

    Maybe a redo with prerecorded content? Livestream is kind of a potato

  86. Pilipino Ako

    soon i hope tim next tour is in inside the build site and launch site with starship beside you

  87. Gizmomaster

    Boca Chica is literally going to become a space sport, A city, tourist attraction,and a transportation hub, he’s literally building his own city.

  88. Sherry Lennon DeWitt


  89. John Moruzzi

    The Restaurant at the Edge of the Village…

  90. Phil Jeavons

    This reminds me what happened to the interview with Ellon you talked about during SN8’s flight test. I take it that it never happened yet?

  91. Sherry Lennon DeWitt

    I can hear clearly

  92. James Barisitz

    I click like as soon as one of Tims videos start. Hasn’t been wrong yet.✌

  93. Matthew Erwin

    You need a RV Tim. Go full time!

  94. Gab Flow

    love the content, this is awesome! :)

  95. Shmu

    Will you be uploading an HD version of this? It jumps around in some places due to the internet. Thank you so much for doing it though!

  96. Elämän Vettä

    Totally worth it even with the bad connection in a couple of places!

  97. José Antonio Márquez Bote

    Thanks for this stream, is awesome

  98. Dave Casey

    I’ve looked at those homes in Google street view and would love to buy one of those houses right behind the tracking station. I’d be building an observation platform in the backyard so I could sit out there on launch day with a cold one and watch it go.

  99. Sherry Lennon DeWitt


  100. RamSLade On Blitz

    Although the connection was garbage, I still loved the virtual tour!

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