Ilon Musk’s company SpaceX during the failed test rocket Starship in December 2020, which ended in an explosion, in violation of the license of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This is reported by The Verge.
Starship was designed to fly to the moon and Mars. The rocket prototype exploded during tests in Texas on December 10, failing to land correctly.
According to the publication, the case attracted the attention of the FAA. The agency launched its own investigation. Authorities are looking into not only the rocket crash, but also SpaceX’s “refusal to adhere to the conditions” of launching spacecraft. Exactly what part of the test may have violated the license is not specified.
Earlier it was reported that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the head of SpaceX Ilon Musk. The company is suspected of discriminating against immigrants in hiring. The Office received a complaint from a man who claimed to have been interviewed for a position in March 2020. The company asked him to prove he legally resided in the country, and ultimately denied the job because he was not a U.S. citizen.