SpaceX is cleared to try its third Starship check flight

Image of the Starship prototype in position for a launch attempt against a background of a cloudy blue sky.
SpaceX Starship on a Tremendous Heavy rocket booster | Picture: SpaceX

Now that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted SpaceX a license (pdf), the third check flight of its Starship Tremendous Heavy automobile may happen as quickly as Thursday morning. SpaceX says {that a} 110-minute launch window will open at 7AM CT / 8AM ET / 5AM PT tomorrow, March 14th.

Should you’re planning on watching to see what occurs, we advocate getting up early earlier than the launch simply in case it’s both canceled or, as we’ve seen on earlier makes an attempt, happens on the very starting of the launch window.

In a submit on X (which, like SpaceX, is owned by Elon Musk), the FAA mentioned it has “decided SpaceX met all security, environmental, coverage and monetary duty necessities.” Whereas each of the primary two Starship launches took…

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