Elon Musk yesterday announced the imminent launch of Starship, the rocket that will allow humans to travel to Mars. However, it is subject to approval by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), which regulates private launches. The launch of Starship has faced several delays, especially while Elon Musk is in the sights of the Biden administration, which was banned by the FAA from taking off last year, officially for environmental reasons.
last week, SpaceX Starship Rocket announced “Completely Stacked in Starbase”SpaceX facility in Boca Chica, Texas. “The team is working on a launch rehearsal next week, followed by Starship’s first integrated flight test, pending regulatory approval. »
Elon Musk announced this yesterday “Launch of the Ship” held around “By the end of the third week of April”.
On that day TwitterThomas Beskett insists Starship East “The most powerful and largest rocket ever built and fully reusable”. He even called her “The Game Changer”.
The rocket was actually designed Space X, to carry astronauts and payloads into deep space. She is the one who will take humanity to Mars.
Space X It released a video yesterday showing the rocket being refueled, with the famous outposts envisioned by Elon Musk.
Like other shuttles of the American company, its parts are reusable, but this one is associated with a booster Very heavy.
Once launched, Very heavy And the starship will be divided, Very heavy falls back into the Gulf of Mexico Starship going into orbit. After its flight, the rocket will make a vertical landing in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii.
Although the spacecraft has faced several delays, it is now awaiting a license from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), which regulates private launches. This depends on the implementation of 75 environmental measures based on a study carried out last summer. At the time the FAA banned takeoff and Starship had already experienced several launch delays.
According to Eric Berger, science editorArs-TechnicaThere is a real possibility of a civil suit being filed against SpaceX Regarding the environmental concerns surrounding the Starship launch. But it’s not a very fair play for the Elon Musk-led company.
“Unbelievable – the answer to the age-old question of when a starship would be ready to fly was right in front of us the whole time. We all missed it.”he says on Twitter.
Proof that the fight against Elon Musk continues is evidenced by a headline from our colleagues. Cory : « SpaceX: Will the Starship Balloon Disintegrate? »Or the conclusion of Thomas Beskett’s tweet quoted above: “If it works”… as a reminder, step BloombergThe Biden administration is wary of Elon Musk and has considered opening an investigation into a takeover. Twitter And because his social network refuses to apply the same regulatory rules to other platforms, the billionaire has been condemned by the United Nations, shunned by advertisers and some of Emmanuel Macron’s relatives.
Since then, revelations have followed one another TwitterFiles, where we specifically learn the existence of a virus program From Stanford University, a public-private partnership has proven to be a censoring machine that targets any information that goes against the corporate narrative about Covid-19 vaccines.
And Elon Musk keeps tweeting. “We need a vice president of publicity…oh, I mean public relations!” » For example said today. In the earlier part of the Twitter files, former administrators Twitter It had regular meetings with US intelligence services to boost Joe Biden’s side during the last US elections. The US delegation also used the word “interference”.
Although it has yet to issue a license authorizing Starship to take off, the FAA banned flights at the Boca Chica base on the morning of April 17, allowing for a possible launch, but indicated that the ban could be extended to April 21. A deferred firing event.
A ground test was originally planned for this week, but Space X It was announced that day TwitterThat there won’t be “Start rehearsing this week”. Still, the company wants to remain optimistic, it says “Teams are focused on preparing for launch ahead of Starship’s first integrated flight test early next week.”
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