FAA Requires SpaceX to Take Over 75 Actions to Mitigate Environmental Impact of Planned Starship/Super Heavy Launches

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

Photo Credit: Space Channel/Nicholas D’Alessandro Monday, June 13, 2022 WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will require SpaceX to take more than 75 actions to mitigate environmental impacts from its proposed plan to launch the Starship/Super Heavy vehicle from Boca Chica, Texas.  The actions are part of the agency’s environmental review. […]

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

Photo Credit: Space Channel/Nicholas D’Alessandro The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today, May 31, that it was again extending its target date to complete an environmental review of the proposed SpaceX Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket program in Boca Chica, Texas, to June 13th. Following is the FAA Official Statement: The FAA intends to […]

FAA Once Again Delays SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision Another Month — May 31st

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

Photo Credit: Space Channel/Nicholas D’Alessandro The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Friday it was again extending its target date to complete an environmental review of the proposed SpaceX Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket program in Boca Chica, Texas, to May 31. Following is the FAA Official Statement: The FAA is working toward issuing […]

SpaceX News Update: Crew Dragon Capsule Manufacturing; Starship Program and FAA Review

Latest SpaceX News Update

SpaceX will no longer manufacture new Crew Dragon astronaut capsules. SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said the company will finish their final capsule, but will still manufacture components because they’ll be refurbishing. There are at least four more private astronaut missions planned with Crew Dragon with Houston-based space station builder and spaceflight manager Axiom Space, with […]

STARSHIP PROGRAM: 2022 Keynote from Starbase TX

Elon Musk may usually be a man of few words where Twitter is concerned, but when he does speak, Space Channel is always there to listen. This time, Musk sent out two very succinct tweets about the recently revealed SpaceX Starship Animation video. The animation comes as part of a keynote, delivered by Musk himself […]

Elon Musk: Starship Update Presentation 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N7L8Xhkzqo SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provides an update presentation on the design, development, and testing of Starship from the company’s Starbase facility at Boca Chica, Texas.

Starship: A New Hope

Excitement and anticipation energized the morning air at Starbase as a group of middle schoolers danced in front of a Starship.  With Brownsville’s Charro Days at the end of February and Elon’s surprise Starship Program announcement coming this week, there’s a lot for the city to look forward to. It’s no secret that Elon has […]

Gateway to Mars

Nicholas D’Alessandro Photography   Nicholas D’Alessandro was born and raised on the west coast of Florida in the 1990s, beneath the flight path of the iconic Space Shuttle in service at the time. The sonic boom in the wake of the Shuttle’s path would reverberate through his childhood home, and the knowledge that a real […]

Elon Musk: 2021’s Person of the Year in Review

Elon Musk: 2021’s Person of the Year in Review

2021 is the year of Elon unbound. That’s according to Time magazine, which proclaimed Musk its Person of the Year as this solar revolution comes to a close. A lot has happened to Elon this year, from the unveiling of his magnum Starship and several high-profile launches with NASA to a petty legal battle with […]