Camden keeps teasing that they have great space companies ready to sign a deal. In a multi-thousand-word story on March 12, Steve Howard told the Tribune & Georgian, “I can tell you we sat here in a conference room in Camden County three weeks ago. I had an aerospace company in here with me, and they were ready to sign.” But they didn’t.
Remember ABL Space?
The Tribune & Georgian might have asked Howard about the month-old news...
I’ve attached the latest Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners LNM (08-20) which was published 02/27/2020 for the ASTRA launch from Kodiak. It contains the same illogical Exclusion Zone error that I have previously noted to you. About 1,900 square miles of the Exclusion Zone are not under the trajectory path unless the ASTRA rocket is capable of making two 90-degree turns in midflight.
I was recently told that Chairman Jimmy Starline is interested in a debate about Spaceport Camden between Steve Howard and me, but he claimed the County had been unsuccessful in arranging it. A public debate is long overdue, but they’ve never asked me to debate Howard.
So, to make a debate easy for Starline and Howard, I’ve rented the Camden Recreation Center Meeting Hall for 6:00 pm on Friday evening, March 20 for the debate....
Camden County Commission Chairman Jimmy Starline
Camden County Administrator Steve Howard
Spaceport Expert Consultant Andrew Nelson
Since July 2015, Camden County taxpayers have paid Andrew Nelson more than one million dollars in public funds to provide professional consultation on the Spaceport Camden project. Mr. Nelson serves as Camden’s "spaceport subject matter expert," and also as the inte...