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USNPS criticizes Federal Aviation Administration OK of launch pad near Cumberland Island NS

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The National Park Service is pushing back after a U.S. government report recommended approval of a launch pad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast, saying a chance of explosive misfires over a federally protected island popular with tourists and campers poses an “unacceptable risk.”


Camden County in Georgia's coastal, southeast corner has spent nine years and $10 million seeking permission to build what would be the nation's 13th licensed commercial spaceport. The proposed Spaceport Camden took a big step forward in June, when the Federal Aviation Administration issued a final environmental impact study that concluded building the spaceport would be its “preferred alternative.”


https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/georgia/articles/2021-08-13/park-service-pushes-back-against-licensing-georgia-spaceport

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