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SpaceX will try again to launch its mega rocket into orbit after first attempt ended in an explosion
SpaceX is aiming for another test flight of its mega rocket on Friday after getting the final OK from the Federal Aviation Administration
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is aiming for another test flight of its mega rocket on Friday after getting final approval from federal regulators.
The first launch of Starship ended in an explosion minutes after lifting off from South Texas in April.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued its license Wednesday, noting that SpaceX has met safety, environmental and other requirements to launch again. Elon Musk's rocket company said it was targeting Friday morning.
After the self-destruct system blew up the rocket over the Gulf of Mexico, SpaceX made dozens of improvements to the nearly 400-foot (121-meter) rocket and to the launch pad, which ended up with a large crater beneath it.