Spaceport Across from Cumberland?

Spaceport Across from Cumberland?

December 29, 2015  |  Ear to the Sand

Camden County, Georgia has proposed to develop and operate a commercial space launch site at Floyd’s neck, just opposite the north end of Cumberland Island on the mainland. There would be up to 12 vertical launches and landings of associated vehicles per year. They also plan to recover spent stages at sea and do monthly fire engine tests and wet dress rehearsals. The Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the environmental consequences of “Spaceport Camden,” as it is to be called.

A public scoping meeting was held on 7 December 2015 in Kingsland to help define significant issues and the scope of the analyses. Comments may be provided through 4 January 2016.

Email: FAACamdenSpacePortEIS@Leidos.com

U.S. Post Office: Ms S. M. Zee, Spaceport Camden County EIS, c/o Leidos, 20201 Century Blvd., Suite 105, Germantown, MD 20874

Closing Cumberland Island National Seashore every month during a launch, which may delayed because of weather, poses no environmental hazard, but sound, light, and water pollution, along with the threat to endangered right whales, among other things are.

 


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  1. A wilderness is “an area where the earth and its community are untrammeled by man”. There isn’t anyway to justify building a launch site at Floyd’s neck if one considers the meaning of the above. It is simply too close to a wilderness we need to conserve. A hundred years from now the value of this place, especially if we keep it as wild as can be, will be unbelievable. The wilderness of Cumberland Island cannot be created it can only be preserved. Please build somewhere else so this wilderness can be quiet and dark at night as it should be.

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