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SpaceX cleared for second Starship and Super Heavy launch test

SpaceX’s Starship rocket on its launchpad in South Texas.
Here’s hoping this Starship test flight ends better than the first attempt. | Image: SpaceX

The second test flight for SpaceX’s Starship rocket has now been given the all clear by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA said in a statement that it “has given license authorization for the second launch of the SpaceX Starship Super Heavy vehicle. The FAA determined SpaceX met all safety, environmental, policy and financial responsibility requirements.”

SpaceX was originally targeting November 17th for the test, but according to a post by Elon Musk, it has been postponed until the 18th, which is Saturday, apparently with a two-hour launch window starting at 8AM ET.

The launch was initially grounded following an investigation into the first orbital launch test for the Starship and Super Heavy booster in April, which…

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