Soon a rocket’s last stop before space could be Camden County.
On Thursday, the first launch in some 50 years of a rocket from the Camden Spaceport went off without a hitch.
Vector, the company that launched the rocket and bills itself as a “micro satelite launch company”, said in a press release:
“[T]he successful suborbital flight of its B0.002 test vehicle, a full-scale prototype of the company’s Vector-R launch vehicle. This launch represents both the first customer-funded launch operation for the new space commercial launch industry, as well as the first launch out of the historic Spaceport Camden in Georgia, which was originally used by NASA in the 1960’s for ground-based static fire testing of large solid rocket motors.”
What is the rocket doing?
The flight test is particularly significant for Vector because the company is manifesting customer-sponsored experiments and payloads – a major achievement among the next generation of small launch vehicle developers.
Oh. Right. Of course.
House Speaker David Ralston said in the release from Vector: “Vector’s successful tests prove that it is an innovator in this dynamic field. Georgia looks forward to working with commercial space companies, like Vector, as we begin the next chapter of space exploration and innovation.”
The Association of County Commission Chairs of Georgia said in a Tweet Camden County is “remaking history” with the launch.
Now the Camden County Commission needs to change it’s motto to: “Shoot for the moon–even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars! <3 <3 <3”