Broadcast 3811 Hotel Mars Eric Berger

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Guests: John Batchelor, Doug Eric Berger, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  SpaceX being delayed by FAA EIR for Starship launches from Boca Chica.  

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John Batchelor and I welcomed back Eric Berger of Ars Technica to discuss the delay faced by SpaceX regarding Starship launches at Boca Chica due to questions needing to be answered and evaluated regarding the EIR under review.  Eric suggested there was a lot to the report and that SpaceX has many questions to evaluate and answer so he did not see any signs with the FAA slow walking Starship approval. He also speculated that Starship might need more time to get ready for test launches so SpaceX was ok with the delay, answering the questions and readying Starship.  It was a one segment discussion, slightly under ten minutes.

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The JWST and the FAA re Starship in Texas

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05 Jan 2022 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Eric Berger
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