Elon Musk offers Starship prototype to be put on display at Texas airport

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When you have a few spare Starship prototypes laying around and have no use for them, why not put them on public display for everyone to enjoy.

After a Twitter exchange on Monday, that is exactly what SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has committed to doing with at least one Starship prototype.

The original request came from the South Padre Isle Twitter account, who thought it would be a good idea to put a Starship on display for SpaceX fans.

Musk was quick to reply, casually offering to “send one over” if South Padre or Brownsville would be interested in hosting it.

Eager to get in on the offer, the official Twitter account of the Brownsville South Padre International Airport responded, saying they have the perfect spot for it, and with Musk’s reply, it looks like that’s where it will soon end up.

No timeline was provided for when the Starship will be put on display, although it will likely take some time.

The Brownsville South Padre International Airport will need to prepare the site for the massive rocket, and SpaceX will need to work on the logistics of how to get it there.

According to Google Maps, the airport is nearly 21 miles (34km) away, a distance that will probably take the better part of a day for the Starship to navigate.

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