February 5, 2023
SpaceRyde We’ve all had loud neighbors before. Some play music too loud, some seem to pour marbles above on their hardwood floors, and there’s always a guy in the area who thinks 6 a.m. is an ideal time to start a leaf blower. But hearing rockets next door is an entirely different matter. They don’t…

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We’ve all had loud neighbors before. Some play music too loud, some seem to pour marbles above on their hardwood floors, and there’s always a guy in the area who thinks 6 a.m. is an ideal time to start a leaf blower.

But hearing rockets next door is an entirely different matter. They don’t have a mute button and ear plugs may not do the trick.

A Canadian town of 13,000 people in Ontario is asking nearby rocket startup SpaceRyde to please stop engine testing in the area, for the love of God. The municipality has sought legal advice and contends that the company did not disclose plans for the engine testing in its property application.

“The sound can be heard for many miles and startles anyone in the nearby vicinity. Horses may bolt, and pets are distressed. Wildlife is disrupted,” a change.org petition with over 700 signatures alleges.

“People’s safety is at risk as the startling noise may cause anyone horseback riding, bicycling, motorcycling, working on a ladder or rooftop to momentarily lose concentration as they process the alarming sound.”

One begins to picture a…

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