Neighbors Concerned SpaceX Could Transform South Texas

The company began construction on the launch area in 2014. Residents are out of the loop on everything from when the first launch is, to what kind of rocket will be launched there

A half mile from SpaceX’s future launch pad is Boca Chica State Beach.

On a rainy day in February, the Boca Chica area is fogged in. Terry Heaton stands on a raised porch in his backyard. He squints into the light rain.