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Camden County sky high on spaceport plan, but others want it grounded

CAMDEN CO., GA (WTOC) -

The two-lane blacktop dead-ends at a tall fence and guard shack surrounded by pine stands and coastal swamps where wild boars, armadillos and rattlesnakes roam. “Bayer CropScience” reads the sign, a clue to the site’s heritage as a manufacturing depot for insecticides, chemicals and trip flares.

A more uninviting location would be hard to find in Georgia, the beauty of the nearby marshes, Satilla River and Cumberland Island notwithstanding. The 11,000-acre site, though, isn’t an alien environment to the Camden County men reaching for the stars.

After four somewhat frustrating years, local officials have rocketed ahead recently with plans to build a “spaceport” here to launch satellites, supplies and, one day perhaps, people into orbit.

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