Georgia Officials Move Forward on Spaceport Development

Authorities in Georgia are proceeding with efforts to develop a spaceport:

The Camden County Joint Development Authority is exploring building an “aero-spaceport’’ facility in the county to bring in new jobs and to move the troublesome St. Marys Airport away from a Navy sub base.

The authority board authorized its chairman, John McDill, to enter into an agreement with Union Carbide, owner of 4,000 acres of former industrial property, and for its staff to begin obtaining the remote site and necessary permits….

It has a former private airfield and a rocket testing facility along the alternate Intracoastal Waterway where rockets were barged and tested in the past, the airport authority said.

Union Camp formerly operated a facility at Harrietts Bluff at the end of Union Camp Road west of Woodbine. Thiokol, which produced rockets for NASA, also had a plant there.

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