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FAA demands 17 ‘corrective actions’ from SpaceX in Starship mishap investigation

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that it has closed a SpaceX-led mishap investigation into the Nov. 18 Starship-Super Heavy orbital flight attempt from Boca Chica.

Brownsville South Padre International Airport hires new director

The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport has a new director, Angel E. Ramos, formerly vice president of planning and development for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Authority (CVG) in Hebron, Kentucky.

Environmentalists target USFW with lawsuit over SpaceX launch at Boca Chica Beach

The Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been hit with new claims related to SpaceX’s April 20 Starship orbital launch attempt from Boca Chica.

SpaceX eyes Friday launch attempt at Boca Chica, but still needs FAA license

SpaceX says it’s shooting for Friday at the earliest for its second Starship orbital flight attempt from Boca Chica/Starbase, “pending final regulatory approval,” according to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk.

As SpaceX waits for launch license for Boca Chica, it calls for regulatory reform

It’s been more than six months since SpaceX’s first Starship orbital flight attempt ended in the vehicle automatically self-destructing over the Gulf after veering out of control.

FAA removes grounding for RGV commercial flights

All commercial flights in the Rio Grande Valley are currently grounded, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

SpaceX may have to wait for second orbital launch attempt at Boca Chica Beach

The Federal Aviation Administration says it should be finished with the safety review for SpaceX’s application for a second Starship orbital launch license by the end of October.

Musk says Starship ready: SpaceX head claims FAA to-do list complete

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Sept. 8 that it had closed its mishap investigation into the April 20 explosion of a Starship-Super Heavy over the Gulf of Mexico during its first orbital test flight attempt and was requiring 63 corrective actions on the part of SpaceX to prevent further such mishaps with subsequent launches.

SpaceX submits mishap report: FAA to decide ‘corrective actions’ after launch fail

Four months after SpaceX’s first orbital flight test of Starship-Super Heavy ended in a high-altitude explosion over the Gulf of Mexico, the company has submitted a mishap report to the Federal Aviation Administration on what went wrong.

Friends mourn San Benito ‘power couple’ who died in plane crash

SAN BENITO — Family and friends remember Abigail Tellez-Vargas and Manuel Vargas-Regalado as San Benito High School sweethearts who worked together to build the American dream in California.