Georgia Spaceport Plan Advances

camden_county_sealThe Brunswick News has the following update on efforts to develop a spaceport in Georgia:

The Camden County Commission wants to show it is in the race to bring a space port to the county.

Commissioners voted, 5-0, Tuesday to hire Holland & Knight, a Washington, D.C.,-based consulting firm, to represent the county with real estate, environmental counseling and government affairs services to help convince Space X that Camden County is the best location among three finalists to build a commercial space port….

The consultant will review and analyze an environmental impact statement and comments from interested parties, assist the Camden County Joint Development Authority in negotiations to acquire land for the launch facility, off-site launch control and viewing facility from the current owners, Union Carbide and Bayer CropScience.

The consultant will also evaluate options for the off-site facility, analyze and evaluate options regarding acquisition and construction financing, determine off-site easements needed and address any political or administrative concerns or issues with the Federal Aviation Administration, Navy, Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers and other state and federal agencies.

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