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Federal aviation agency grants key license for controversial spaceport near Cumberland Island NS

Rockets soaring across Cumberland Island National Seashore along the Georgia coastline moved a step closer to reality Monday when the Federal Aviation Administration granted a license to Spaceport Camden, though that in itself does not authorize actual launches.

Camden County officials still must finalize the purchase of a roughly 4,000-acre site owned by Union Carbide, a step thousands of county residents hope a judge will block by issuing a temporary restraining order until a referendum can be held on the spaceport.

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