FAA defends SpaceX despite unauthorized Starship SN8 launch

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Starship prototype SN8 flies above Boca Chica, Texas.

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The leader of the Federal Aviation Administration’s space office defended Elon Musk’s SpaceX in front of Congress, despite the company launching a Starship prototype in December without authorization.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the FAA’s role in spaceflight, with the regulator working to keep pace with the U.S. rocket launch market’s unprecedented growth…



Source cnbc.com

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