Musk Criticizes FAA After Cancellation of SpaceX’s Starship Test Flight Thursday Written 29 January 2021

Starship SN8 prototype test flight, Dec. 2020. | Forest Katsch; Wikipedia; CC BY 4.0

The Washington Post reports that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk criticized the FAA after the agency canceled the launch of SpaceX’s Starship test flight Thursday. Musk wrote in a tweet, “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.” On Thursday, the FAA said in a statement to the Post, “We will continue working with SpaceX to resolve outstanding safety issues before we approve the next test flight.”
Full Story (The Washington Post)