SpaceX’s Starship rocket project can continue in South Texas, FAA review finds

SpaceX can continue developing and testing its giant Starship vehicle in South Texas, provided the company takes pains to mitigate its impact on the environmentally sensitive area, a long-awaited review by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has found.

That FAA review, called a programmatic environmental assessment (PEA), had been gauging the environmental impacts of Starship activities at Starbase, SpaceX’s facility near the city of Brownsville. 



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