SpaceX’s Texas launch site undergoing FAA environmental review for Starship flights

Technicians attach the nose cone to SpaceX's Starship SN8 prototype in South Texas on Oct. 22, 2020.

SpaceX’s new Texas launch site will undergo an environmental review to prepare for the first flights of the company’s new Starship spacecraft. 

The private spaceflight company owns a launch site in South Texas, near the village of Boca Chica, where Starship prototypes are currently being built and tested. The Starship spacecraft is SpaceX’s next-gen transportation system designed to take people to and from the moon, Mars and beyond. 

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