Concerns rising over commercial space launch trajectory over Cumberland Island NS
Cumberland Island National Seashore embraces a bucolic coastal setting on Georgia's longest barrier island. It's a place rich in human history, features settings attractive to both birdlife and loggerhead sea turtles, embraces dense maritime forests and ecologically vital salt marshes, and claims nearly 10,000 acres of officially designated wilderness.
It also soon could find itself directly beneath the launch trajectory of a commercial spaceport. The Camden (Georgia) County Board of Commissioners sees the spaceport as an economic boon, one that could both attract commercial space flight companies and tourists interested in craning their necks as a launch arcs through the sky.