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NEWS BRIEF: Spaceport approved for construction on Georgia coast

Launch pad awaits hearing

Camden County Spaceport
Photo credit: Courtesy Camden County Spaceport
A commercial launch pad could be constructed off the coast of Georgia after long-sought approval was granted by the Federal Aviation Administration, which on Monday authorized a site operator’s license for Spaceport Camden. The facility would boost the local economy, supporters say, but opponents are voicing concern about noise, pollution, and its potential impact on wildlife. A court hearing this week will determine whether the project goes forward. ajc.com