SpaceX gets US regulatory green light for debut Starship mission

 The US Federal Aviation Administration on Friday granted a long-awaited license to Elon Musk's SpaceX for the first orbital launch of the company's massive Starship rocket system, the regulator said in a statement.

"After a comprehensive license evaluation process, the FAA determined SpaceX met all safety, environmental, policy, payload, airspace integration and financial responsibility requirements," the FAA said in a statement on Friday, adding the license is valid for five years.

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