YouTuber registers trespassing himself at Starship’s facilities of SpaceX


The YouTuber recorded himself entering SpaceX’s Starship missile facilities in South Texas last month as he roamed freely the site. No security has prevented him from wandering into the underside of the SN11, the prototype of the 16-story missile that will fire and explode after only a few days.

The video was posted on a small YouTube channel called Loco VlogS, run by “Caesar”. Caesar did not respond to numerous emails and direct messages requesting comment.

For space enthusiasts, SpaceX’s sprawling rocket campus in SpaceX, Texas a few miles north of the Rio Grande is an exciting open-air missile museum that houses millions of dollars of technology – some of which have given away to the Air Force. And NASA. It does not have the tallest walls or advanced safety one would expect a company to have to protect sensitive (and potentially dangerous) missile equipment.

The development of the spacecraft, a cornerstone of Elon Musk’s goal to transport humans and cargo to the Moon and Mars, is partly aided by him. NASA contract worth $ 135 million To assist in developing his design as part of the agency’s Human Lunar Landing System program.

“NASA takes safety and security very seriously,” said Monica Witt, a spokeswoman for the agency. HLS contracts include requirements for contractors to adequately protect information, software, and hardware. SpaceX informed NASA that they have investigated this accident. ”

Caesar entered the rocket site and apparently moved around SpaceX’s hardware and equipment with ease, recording close-ups of the Starship SN11’s Raptor engines. The video had 5 likes and at least 100 dislikes, as well as a barrage of comments from angry SpaceX fans, before it was removed, according to Different YouTube accounts Archive the video. In a classic move on YouTube, Caesar posted an apology video a few days later on April 1st.

He said “Yes it was a mistake, yes it was illegal” In the video of the apology. “But in my eyes, at that moment, I didn’t really think about it … What happened on my mind was, ‘Well, I’m never going to get that chance again. “So I went for it. Well, it happened. ”

The Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates launches and launch infrastructure for public safety, said it was aware of the video and had caught SpaceX’s attention.. A spokesman said, “Maintaining the physical security of the launch facility is an important aspect of ensuring public safety.” SpaceX did not respond to a request for comment.

The site had similar security issues before. In 2019, A SpaceX fan has been arrested After posting his photos of another Starship prototype on social media.


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