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After delayed SpaceX launch, Musk says reform needed for humanity to 'become a spacefaring civilization'
SpaceX Falcon 9 launches from Cape Canaveral carrying a GPS 3 satellite
Window opens for a SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the GPS III Space Vehicle 05 mission
SpaceX was seconds away from sending dozens of satellites into orbit aboard its Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday when the launch was called off because an airplane entered its launch zone.
The launch's 24-hour delay earned the ire of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted that the rocket's "keep out zone" is "unreasonably gigantic."
"There is simply no way that humanity can become a spacefaring civilization without major regulatory reform," Musk tweeted minutes after the delay. "The current regulatory system is broken."
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It's the latest in a long-running feud between Musk and regulators. In December, the Federal Aviation Administration says that SpaceX ignored several warnings from the agency when it launched its Starship SN8, which it hopes will one day take humans to Mars.
The FAA told FOX Business earlier this month that SpaceX sought a waiver to "exceed the maximum public risk allowed by federal safety regulations," but was denied the request.