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FAA license boosts Georgia spaceport, but more reviews ahead

FAA license boosts Georgia spaceport, but more reviews ahead
Posted at 8:28 PM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 20:28:10-05

KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency on Monday granted a license for a launchpad that would fly commercial rockets from coastal Georgia.

The Federal Aviation Administration's approval of a launch site operator license for Spaceport Camden marks a milestone for the Georgia space project, though more reviews are needed.

A local county leader said Monday the project represents a “once in a generation opportunity" and boosts Georgia into the space race. Even with the license, the FAA says that a more comprehensive review would be needed before any rockets can be launched.

Opponents have gone to court to try to block the county from purchasing land for the spaceport.