Camden County voters to decide the fate of proposed spaceport

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has asked for more time to review a spaceport project proposed in Camden County. This is a map of rocket debris in a flight analysis of 100,000 simulated rocket launch failures that was included in a memo written by a Camden County consultant.

Spaceport Camden,

Nearly 2,000 early ballots have already been cast in a special election being held for voters in Camden County to decide on whether the county can purchase land for Georgia’s first-ever spaceport.

On Monday’s edition of Closer Look,” Mary Landers, a reporter for The Current, talked about how county officials came up with the idea to establish a spaceport that would possibly launch up to 12 space rockets a year.

Landers explained to program host Rose Scott that supporters of the spaceport  say it will boost economic  development and create jobs, while opponents are concerned about environmental threats,

Camden County’s special election is scheduled for Tuesday.