The flight test, planned for January 28, of the SN9 prototype of the Mars vehicle Starship of SpaceX, the rocket. Satellite and space shuttle manufacturer owned by Elon Musk, was canceled due to the lack of approval. Elon Musk then reacted to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its rules. “Humanity can never go to Mars with these rules,” Musk said.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, one of the richest people in the world, made a statement last day after the SN9 prototype of the mars vehicle Starship was not approved for the flight test scheduled for January 28.
Tweeting after the test was canceled, Musk stated that the FAA’s aircraft division was working well. But the structure of the space division that carried out the arrangements was fundamentally broken.
“The FAA’s rules mean a handful of launches a year from several government-owned facilities,” Musk said on his Twitter account. “Humanity can never go to Mars with these rules.”
SpaceX, who is sure that the approval will come, notified the people living in the flight zone to evacuate their homes on January 29, but this evacuation order was canceled in the following hours.
“Before we approve the next test flight. We will continue to work with SpaceX to resolve ongoing security issues,” an unnamed FAA official told Space.com.
The flight test of the SN8 underlies the FAA’s decision. During the test in December, a strong explosion occurred after the landing of the vehicle, which reached an altitude of approximately 12.5 kilometers.
While SpaceX is planning to conduct the flight test of the SN9 on February 1. It is unclear whether the US Federal Aviation Administration will approve or not.