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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.

NASA predicts delay: Starship grounded pending investigation

According to a senior NASA official, the agency’s goal of returning astronauts to the moon for the first time in more than 50 years may be delayed yet again due to the Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation into the midair explosion of a SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy on April 20.

FAA awards McAllen International Airport over $6M for improvements

The McAllen International Airport was awarded $6.2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for drainage, erosion control, a pavement management study and airfield safety design, according to a news release.

FAA sued over SpaceX: Lawsuit follows April 20 launch

A group of national and local environmental organizations on Monday filed suit against the Federal Aviation Administration for allegedly “failing to fully analyze and mitigate the environmental harms resulting from the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy launch program at Boca Chica.”

FAA investigating Starship explosion

The Federal Aviation Administration said it is investigating the explosion over the Gulf of Mexico of SpaceX’s uncrewed Starship-Super Heavy following the launch from Boca Chica/Starbase on April 20.

NASA sees December launch: Testing continues on prototypes at Boca Chica

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said in late September that the first orbital Starship launch from the company’s Boca Chica site probably would take place this month, though a senior NASA official indicated on Oct. 31 that an early December launch is more realistic.