The U.S. (FAA) has delayed
the completion of its environmental review of SpaceX's Starship program by another two weeks, to June 13.
That review, known as a
programmatic environmental assessment (PEA), is gauging the environmental impacts of SpaceX's Starbase
The FAA released a draft
PEA last September, saying at the time that the final report would likely be done by the end of the year.
But the agency has repeatedly
pushed the deadline back, saying it needs more time to consult with other government departments
Starship consists of a
huge first-stage booster called Super Heavy and a 165-foot-tall (50 meters) upper-stage spacecraft
Both of these
elements are designed to be fully and rapidly reusable.