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Should SpaceX exit Texas with Starship?
« on: October 04, 2023, 11:47:38 pm »
Advanced Television September 27, 2023

SpaceX is struggling to gain environmental permissions to launch its Starship rocket from Boca Chica, South Texas. There are already plans to expand its operations at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Spacve Center, but a serious suggestion has been made to consider a more radical solution.

Journalist Eliana Sheriff – who lives in Texas and is a very close watcher of all-things SpaceX and a former TV news anchor but now a full-time YouTube space blogger behind Ellie in Space – says, quite reasonably, that SpaceX should go a few miles south of the border and adopt Mexico as a launch site, or adopt another new country altogether or focus entirely on Kennedy/Florida (which is already wholly approved environmentally for launches) or build a launch rig in the style of Sea Launch.

Sheriff commented: “People need to understand there’s a reason SpaceX tested and proved Falcon 1 from Kwajalein Atoll (in the Marshall Islands in the North Pacific, measuring just 6 square miles), and well out of the way, before they could launch closer to home.”