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FAA stays grounded in reality as SpaceX preps for takeoff


Ready to launch not the same as licensed to launch

SpaceX supremo Elon Musk expects the next Starship to be ready to launch in three to four weeks following the monster rocket's latest failure.…

The timeline could charitably be called "optimistic" – something doubtless preying on the minds of NASA managers worrying about the Artemis Moon landing mission and the Starship launches on which the project depends. However, in this instance, there is every possibility that the flight hardware might be ready. Musk also noted that three Starships were in final production.