January 9, 2020

January 7, 2020
 
Camden County Commission Chairman Jimmy Starline
Camden County Administrator Steve Howard
Spaceport Expert Consultant Andrew Nelson

Dear Sirs,

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...

December 21, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          

WOODBINE, Ga. – December 20, 2019 - In two Camden County Press Releases dated December 17 and December 19, 2019, Camden County attempted to divert attention from the fact it has withheld from public scrutiny the “Tolling Letter“ it received from the FAA about repositioning and further delays in the spaceport project.

Additionally, there was no reference to...

December 19, 2019

The information that just appeared in the linked WABE NPR story is devastating to the promoters of Spaceport Camden:

https://www.wabe.org/faa-struggled-to-get-safety-info-on-camden-spaceport-for-years-emails-show/

Note the headline: FOR YEARS!

Now there’s public proof that Camden has known FOR YEARS that they can’t launch rockets over Little Cumberland Island and Cumberland Island National Seashore.

It's really even worse. The FA...

December 17, 2019

When FAA spokesperson, Stacey Zee, hit "send" yesterday at 4:57 P.M. and probably left the office for the day, the FAA notified us in a terse announcement that its long-awaited December 16, 2019 decision date meant nothing. The FAA had granted Camden County yet another deadline extension to allow them to solve their Spaceport application problems. The federal Permitting Dashboard shows that, once again, Spaceport Camden is “P...

November 21, 2019

At 5:37 pm Wednesday, a SpaceX prototype rocket blew its top at Boca Chica Spaceport.

The linked video is very impressive. 

At :11 to :21 seconds the 30-foot diameter pressure vessel bulkhead disappear above 1,000 feet. It appears to crash on the nearby State Wildlife Refuge.

Why is this accident relevant to Camden County taxpayers?

In 2014, the FAA granted SpaceX a Record of Decision, allowing them to build and test rockets from...

October 23, 2019

County Administrator Steve Howard and Chairman Jimmy Starline have danced around the economic risks posed by Spaceport Camden. As the project has dragged out, it becomes clearer that there’s no business plan because there are no companies capable of supporting the spaceport.

New evidence emerged this week proving the space industry has no interest in supporting Spaceport Camden.

Spaceport America in New Mexico settled a lawsuit...

October 16, 2019

Reporter Gordon Jackson at The Brunswick News broke the story last week that Submarine Base Kings Bay will add 1,000 jobs during the Navy’s $840,000,000 upgrades to extend the base’s importance for the next 40 to 50 years. We’ll be seeing Ohio and Columbia crews for decades.

Gordon’s full story is here.

Why is this a Spaceport Blast story?

We’ve been told by spaceport promoters that we need to build a speculative spaceport to “d...

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