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Who’s an astronaut? FAA weighs in on a murky issue for suborbital space travelers

New guidelines by the FAA suggest that astronaut wings can go only to crew members on a licensed spacecraft who contribute to flight safety and rise above the 50-mile altitude mark.

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FAA warns SpaceX that massive Starship launch tower in Texas is unapproved

“The company is building the tower at its own risk,” an FAA spokesperson told CNBC on Wednesday, noting that the environmental review could recommend taking down the launch tower.

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U.S. approves Blue Origin license for human space travel ahead of Bezos flight

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday it approved a Blue Origin license to carry humans on the New Shepard launch system into space.

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INVESTING IN SPACE: Virgin Galactic jumps 35% after getting the green light from the FAA to fly passengers to space

The company cleared the final two FAA milestones of that program with its spaceflight test last month.

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SpaceX could reportedly delay its first Starship orbit mission because the FAA wants to know the launch won’t harm nearby wildlife

SpaceX may have to delay its first Starship rocket orbit mission because of ongoing assessments of wildlife and ecosystems around the launch area, a source told CNN on Tuesday.