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SpaceX Ignored "Last Minute Warnings" From FAA About December Starship Launch That Ended I

• Zero Hedge

So why is anyone surprised that Musk is openly skirting the suggestions of the FAA?

That's exactly what SpaceX did back in December. SpaceX "ignored at least two warnings from the Federal Aviation Administration that launching its first high-altitude Starship prototype last December would violate the company's launch license" and wound up launching anyway, a new report from The Verge details. 

Even better is that SpaceX, while under investigation, turned around and "told the FAA that the agency's software was a 'source of frustration' that has been 'shown to be inaccurate at times or overly conservative,'" the report notes.