The FAA Weighs the SpaceX Launch Site's Environmental Effects

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Mariel Borowitz, an associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs was quoted in the article, "The FAA Weighs the SpaceX Launch Site's Environmental Effects," posted on Oct. 19, 2021 on Wired.

The article discusses SpaceX's space port and the environmental effects of it on the surrounding areas.

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“First you have to have a launch (which is rare but getting more frequent), then it has to be a launch failure (something has to go wrong, which will create debris), and that failure has to happen exactly at that part of the launch where debris would fall in an area of concern. Within 30 seconds, it’s out of sight and earshot,” says Mariel Borowitz, a space policy expert at Georgia Tech.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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  • Created On: Oct 21, 2021 - 10:49am
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