SpaceX got the go-ahead from the FAA to operate its Texas “Starbase” facility for orbital flights following an environmental impact study. But they put a few conditions in place.
In addition to environmental safeguards the FAA is requiring SpaceX to write a “historical narrative” report on the Mexican War and Civil War events that took place on or around the property.
Like the Kennedy Space Center, which in addition to being a space port is also a national wildlife refuge, SpaceX will be required to coordinate with the US Fish and Wildlife Service on operating a similar refuge at Starbase. This includes opportunities for wildlife photography and monitoring critters via Starlink.
Read more at CNBC. Orbital flights are not that far away!