Ship 21


Type: Prototype
Class: Starship
Status: Under Construction
Current Location: Boca Chica, Texas
Area: Mid Bay
Year Built: 2021


The first identifiable part of Ship 21 (the Thrust Dome) was spotted in July 2021. Over the months of August and September more and more parts were spotted, with BocaChicaGal (Mary) spotting the nose cone on September 21 and RGV Aerial Photography spotting the forward flaps on 23 September following a fly over. By October 29 work on the nosecone and barrel section had advanced to the point that the TPS tiles significantly covered both and were outside of the tent.

Ship 21’s nose cone was stacked by November 7, and on December 14 the nearly completed nose cone had been moved to near the Mid Bay awaiting stacking.

December 17 saw the mid section of Ship 21 rolled out of the Mid Bay, before Ship 21 was mounted on a transporter on December 22.

Location History

Location Date From Date To
Production Facility (Boca Chica, Texas) 3 July 2021 Present


UTC Time

Sunday, 23-Jan-22 11:43:39 UTC

Boca Chica Local Time

Sunday, 23-Jan-22 05:43:39 CST