Comment on FAA study of SpaceX Boca launch site

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    Source: https://www.faa.gov/newsroom/faa-invites-public-comment-draft-environmental-review-spacex-starshipsuper-heavy-program

    I did not see any reference to the manufacturing suppliers who provide the materials used to make a Starship/Super Heavy. These remote suppliers also have an environmental effect local to their manufacturing facilities, resources, and mines. Because every part of the Starship/Super Heavy are designed for reuse, they substantially reduce the environmental impact of the remote suppliers.

    As the number of reuse cases increase, the manufacturing environmental impacts, outside of the Boca Chica area, decreases significantly. This can easily exceed any Boca Chica effects by an order or magnitude. In contrast, expendable rocket launchers are one-time only with a significant impact on the supply chain.

    Bob Wilson
     
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