SpaceX Says It's 'One Step Closer' to Launching Starship

SpaceX Says It's 'One Step Closer' to Launching Starship

SpaceX has cleared a major hurdle toward sending its Starship to space,

, but it has a list of changes to make before Elon Musk's Mars rocket can fly.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday said it's completed an environmental assessment of the company's plan to send the next-generation vehicle to orbit for the first time.

After months of review, thousands of public comments submitted and multiple delays, the FAA revealed that the assessment returned a "mitigated" finding of no significant impact, aka FONSI.

It requires the company to take over 75 actions to mitigate the environmental impact of Starship and Super Heavy rocket launches from SpaceX's Starbase development facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

Simply put, the federal government isn't going to require a more lengthy and detailed environmental review for Starship.