July 19, 2024

How SpaceX Is Harming Delicate Ecosystems

 How SpaceX Is Harming Delicate Ecosystems

How SpaceX Is Harming Delicate Ecosystems

On at least 19 occasions since 2019, SpaceX’s operations have caused fires, leaks and explosions near its launch site in Boca Chica, Texas. These incidents reflect a broader debate over how to balance technological and economic progress against protections of delicate ecosystems and local communities. The New York Times investigative reporter Eric Lipton explains.