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.