Elon Musk Says SpaceX Starship Prototype Could Launch Next Month Once FAA Approves License Application

SpaceX’s new Starship rocket is in the process of development for all possible improvements it could get that elevate it above its predecessors. The vehicle is being built in southeast Texas, where the biggest platform of SpaceX is located. Elon Musk’s space agency is focusing on several aspects of the rocket that would make it perform … Read more

SpaceX Starship proposal draws vocal public support, some criticism in FAA hearing

Starship gets stacked on Super Heavy. Elon Musk Dozens of people had the chance Monday to let the US government know how they feel about SpaceX’s plan to begin orbital flights of Starship from “Starbase,” the company’s launch site in Boca Chica, Texas. A majority of the public comments given during an online hearing held … Read more

FAA extends public comment period on review of SpaceX launch pad in South Texas | KETK.com

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — The Federal Aviation Administration has extended by a month the public commenting period for the environmental review of SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy program at the space company’s South Texas launch site. At issue is whether the federal agency will approve the private space company’s request to launch the massive … Read more

SpaceX Gives Astronaut Wings to Its Inspiration4 Crew; Can You Guess What FAA Said?

Four crew individuals of its Inspiration4 mission obtained their astronaut wings from SpaceX. But it can also no longer be sufficient to earn them their authentic commercial astronaut wings from the federal government. Federal Aviation Administration said astronaut wings do not have any significance beyond their symbolic value. However, they are shortly turning into the … Read more

The FAA grounds Virgin Galactic’s spaceship after flight deviation

Enlarge / VSS Unity burns its rocket motor on July 11, 2021. The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday said it has grounded Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle until the agency completes an investigation into the vehicle’s flight outside its designated air space. “Virgin Galactic may not return the SpaceShipTwo vehicle to flight until the FAA approves … Read more

The FAA releases initial report on Boca Chica launches, and it’s not terrible

Enlarge / SpaceX’s Booster 4 is lifted onto its orbital launch mount in South Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration released a draft environmental review of SpaceX’s plans for orbital launches from South Texas on Friday, kicking off a 30-day public comment period. The long-awaited procedural step is the first of several regulatory hurdles that SpaceX … Read more

Virgin Galactic cleared for flight when FAA finished the probe

The highest US aviation safety regulator said it allowed Virgin Galactic Holdings to fly again in space, but the company was unable to communicate the mistakes it made during this summer’s high-profile mission. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it had completed a July flight investigation to bring Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and … Read more

FAA says it’s keeping tabs on SpaceX over environmental concerns in South Texas

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it is tracking SpaceX and environmental concerns regarding the company’s desire to launch its massive Starship Spacecraft from its launch facility on the southern tip of Texas. “SpaceX cannot launch the Starship/Super Heavy vehicle until the FAA completes its licensing process, which includes the ongoing … Read more

SpaceX Starship needs FAA Environmental Draft Review for Flights, Public Invited to Comment—Testing Soon?

SpaceX Starship needs FAA approval, and the Federal Aviation Authority is now fixing up the environmental draft review, which it would soon open up to the public for comments and opinions. It would help in determining if SpaceX should be given the proper permits and go signal for the launch of their Mars-bound spacecraft. FAA … Read more

NASA, FAA Invite Media to Briefing on Air Traffic Control Updates

NASA, FAA Invite Media to Briefing on Air Traffic Control Updates Press Release From: Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a virtual briefing for media Tuesday, Sept., 28 at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss efforts to improve the sustainability of aviation through the demonstration of more efficient … Read more