Elon Musk: SpaceX SN-11 launch postponed after FAA inspector unable to reach Boca Chica facility

5 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago Monday, March 29 2021 Mar 29, 2021 March 29, 2021 10:23 AM March 29, 2021 in News - Local

The much-anticipated launch of SpaceX’s Starship prototype SN-11 on Monday has been postponed not because of the weather— but because of a problem with the Federal Aviation Administration.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted Monday morning that the FAA couldn't get an inspector to the Boca Chica launch facility in time for a launch.

This isn't the first time Musk has tweeted about the FAA as the company tests the vehicle Musk hopes will eventually take humans to Mars.

In January, Musk blasted the FAA space division, saying it has a "fundamentally broken regulatory system" after the agency essentially grounded SN-9 temporarily. The FAA said the company violated its launch license during its December tests.

Musk said the launch is postponed to no earlier than Tuesday.


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