After a number of wet dress rehearsals and static fire tests and FAA regulatory trials and tribulations, there just might finally be the time for the #whenhop hashtag to become obsolete.
The FAA withdrew the permission to launch yesterday, this was snipped seconds before the FAA website was completely overwhelmed with traffic and resolutely died.
— Michael Baylor (@nextspaceflight) January 28, 2021
Elon Musk replied very unhappily about the FAA space division yesterday;
Unlike its aircraft division, which is fine, the FAA space division has a fundamentally broken regulatory structure.
Their rules are meant for a handful of expendable launches per year from a few government facilities. Under those rules, humanity will never get to Mars.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2021
But hopefully, we’ll see a completed flight with a starship that sticks the landing.
As of 14:34 CET today the FAA has given the go-ahead to launch!
Join us in the AMN tech team watching the SN9 test flight Livestream from NASAspaceflight.com
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