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Looking to follow SpaceX development closer? Here are some good resources for you to check out.

Podcasts / Vlogs

LabPadre Youtube Channel

Host of the livestream who posts regular clips of exciting activity, weekly updates, and exclusive flyover footage.


The spaceXcentric is a channel dedicated to disseminating the latest SpaceX news and information - with a little bit of flair.

What About it

A Biweekly update covering the latest news surrounding SpaceX, hosted by Felix Schlang who will occasionally pop into Labpadre's chat and say Hi!

Our Ludicrous Future

A weekly podcasts covering Space, EVs, and more. Almost always mentions the latest SpaceX news. (Recommend watching on YouTube for video)

Social Media


Host of our live stream with all 3 amazing cameras. Always live on Youtube and Twitch and posts updates of exciting happenings to his Twitter.

Twitter @labpadre
Twitch labpadre

Maria Pointer aka BocaChicaMaria

Local Boca Chica resident who allows us to host Labpadre's livestream from her property. She regularly posts photos and videos from all angles of the shipyard, and occasional drive by shots of the launchpad.

Facebook SpaceXBocaChica
Twitter @BocachicaMaria1

Austin Barnard

Brownsville resident and space enthusiast who posts great photos to his Twitter.

Twitter @austinbarnard45

Tim Dodd the Everyday Astronaut (EDA)

Bringing space down to earth for everyday people. Does a great job of explaining space in a way everyone can understand. Co-host of Our Ludicrous Future. Also Elon's BFF on twitter.

Youtube Everyday Astronaut
Twitter @Erdayastronaut
Instagram @everydayastronaut
Facebook @everydayastronaut

Reagan Beck

Lives near MacGregor, TX and tweets about SpaceX engine tests. Recently convinced Elon to post more raptor footage from the tripod mount.

Twitter @bluemoondance74

Progress & Testing Diagrams

Want to visualize the progress of the starships and boosters as they are built and tested?

@_brendan_lewis Tracks ship & booster assembly and tests done at the pad.
@RingWatchers Tracks the ring segments around the construction site.
@artzius Tracks the sighting, use, name, and status (seen, flown, destroyed, etc) of the raptor and raptor vacuum engines.
@BocaCharts Tracks and compares the test campaigns of the prototypes.

Online Discussions

A place for  Facts and other video that might be of Interest to you.

SpaceX related

SpaceX - SpaceX main home page
SpaceX Wikipedia - Wikipedia on space launch sites (past, present,future)
Starship Wikizero - Wikizero's page on the Starship
Boca Chica Launch Complex Wikizero - Wikizero's page on the Boca Chica Launch Site
Facebook Boca Chica - Check out pictures on facebook by Maria Pointer

Youtube Videos

Hoppy test - The 150 meter test of Hoppy the 1 that started it all for the Starship
LabPadre Live - Come join Labpadre Live feed at Boca Chica, TX site for daily Starship production.
ISS docking - Watch a short video animation of a Starship docking to the ISS.
IMCAR - Watch this short video of a IMCAR in use bending and welding a single ring seam technology.
Landing a Starship - Watch Elon Explain in the September 2019 presentation of how the rocket will land.
Starship animation - Short Animation of what Starships will look like and do.
Scale Model Rocket - Homemade SpaceX Hopper and Starship model rocket simulation test flight and successful landing. Constructed out of Paint Cans and an American Football
Tip Tig Stainless -a short video on how Tip tig welding is done in stainless steel ( see explaition link below)
[1] ` How stainless steel is made

Fun Space

Masterclass - Want to become an astronaut? Learn more! Join Chris Hadfield former astronaut in his master class about rockets becoming a astronaut and more.
Discord - Come Chat on Discord with Labpadre server
Patreon - Come be a Patreon of LabPadre
Kerbal Space program - Come have fun building and flying your own Spaceship models learn what it takes to make a successful mission The Kerbs want you.
Kimi Talvitie Shop - Check out this site for pictures and renders to buy from a good artist of Starship renders.
Bigalow Airspace - Bigalow Has been making inflatable modules for awhile. They have info on Mars habs they are designing.
Tip Tig - Tip Tig Explained
Flow Water Jets - Waterjets being used by SpaceX to cut parts