June 27, 2018

The Public Comment period for the Spaceport Camden Draft Environmental Statement (“DEIS”) closed on June 14, 2018, after more than 1,000 negative comments were submitted to the Federal Aviation Agency. The FAA must respond to all substantive comments in the Final EIS. Camden County Commissioners have already invested over $4,000,000 in the spaceport and have budgeted an additional $1,500,000 for the next 12 months’ spaceport...

September 19, 2017

Spaceport enthusiasts will be disappointed that the ISS is coming to Camden. No, the International Space Station is not coming here, but rather we’re going to get the Incredible Shrinking Spaceport as Steve Howard and our elected Commissioners try to save the spaceport project.

Several recent maneuvers by the County has foretold a significant downsizing of the spaceport. The test launch of an amateur rocket, the release of a t...

September 6, 2017

Are Camden's officials so desperate to prove the spaceport has real potential that they will promote a one-year-old startup like Vector as the future of Spaceport Camden operations? What happened to the successful rocket companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin that they teased us with just 2 years ago?

How can Camden County have any hope of recovering the millions already spent on the spaceport when the best they can count on ar...

July 16, 2017

The only non-Federally funded spaceport with more than a handful of employees is at Mojave(CA) Air and Space Port, located about 100 miles north of Los Angeles in the California desert. Mojave is a former military training airport that today primarily serves as an airliner refurbish/refit/repair facility. An airplane 'graveyard' is maintained there. With a permanent population of only about 4,200 in Mojave, many workers commu...

July 15, 2017


30,000 feet (5.6 miles) won the day for the University of Michigan student team. In other events, student rockets have actually reached more than 27 miles. The 'edge' of space is at 60 miles and Minimum Low Earth Orbit is at a minimum altitude of 100 miles. Spaceport America, like the Friends of Amateur Rocketry launch site in Mojave, California, are in near-desert or desert locations for safety. All student launches lack gui...

September 1, 2016


The Camden County Commission has approved the resolution for the loan to reimburse the County for all spaceport-related expenses, including engineering, legal fees and land acquisition. Camden County Administrator Steve Howard said the resolution sets a cap of $5 million for a bond to pay for the project. But we are already committed to more than $5 million, having already spent more than $2.4 million with $3.8 million remain...

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