Update: SpaceX is now targeting to launch its stainless-steel Starship SN9 vehicle on Monday (Feb. 1) from the South Texas skies.
Billionaire Elon Musk seems to be upset with the US Federal Aviation Authorities, as he took Twiter to post an angry message stating, “humanity will never get to Mars” because the FAA didn’t approve a test flight of SpaceX’s latest Starship when needed.
Space’s spacecraft was on the launchpad, ready to fly on Thursday, but the green light to ignite it never came. For the same, Elon Musk has slammed the “fundamentally broken regulatory structure” for the FAA, due to which Thursday’s launch was scrubbed until Friday without even providing an explanation to why on its website.
For those who don’t know, FAA’s role in this situation is to ban any commercial air traffic within the zone of the launch and to give an all-clear heads-up for the ignition.
As revealed by Elon Musk earlier in 2019, this starship is designed to carry a crew and cargo “to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system” and land back on Earth perpendicularly instead of horizontally. A launch for the same last month resulted in flames during its landing.