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Spaceport land purchase blocked temporarily

About 4,000 acres of land would be used for Spaceport Camden.

A judge in south Georgia has temporarily blocked backers of a proposed rocket launch site from purchasing any land until a court hearing scheduled for early next year.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday approved a launch site operator license for Spaceport Camden, though more permits will be needed before it can reach its goal of launching commercial rockets from coastal Georgia.

Opponents have gone to court to stop the project.

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