Launching a massive SpaceX rocket and spacecraft from South Texas won’t cause significant environmental consequences, federal regulators have determined, removing a major hurdle for the company.
SpaceX still has work to do — more than 75 actions to mitigate impacts from the Super Heavy booster and Starship, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which led the environmental review. But Monday’s long-awaited decision brings SpaceX “one step closer to Starship’s first orbital flight test,” as the company said on Twitter.
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