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FAA restricts flight around Boca Chica for rocket launch and recovery



Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 3: 08 pm

FAA restricts flight around Boca Chica for rocket launch and recovery

By Mark Reagan | Staff Writer

Brownsville Herald

The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting aircraft within 1.1 nautical miles (approximately 1.25 radius) or SpaceX's Boca Chica launch site next Monday through Wednesday to provide a safe environment for rocket launch and recovery.

The notice was posted Friday as SpaceX entered its second day of testing. The restricted space is from the surface up to and including 1,000 feet.

Cameron County closed a portion of State Highway 4 to Boca Chica Beach Thursday and Friday so that SpaceX could conduct "tank tests" on its prototype Starship Hopper, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino said Thursday

The airspace is scheduled to run from 8 am until 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

mreagan@brownsvilleherald.com


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