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Granot Loma boasts rich history
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Article by Beth Gruber of the Marquette Regional History Center, published at The Mining Journal: “In April 1991, Granot Loma was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Since then the property has been listed for sale several times, … read more Granot Loma boasts rich history

Letter to the editor: launch plan opposed
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Letter to the editor by Scott Emerson, published at The Mining Journal: “A reasonable alternative would be for MAMA to withdraw their proposal for a vertical launch site. They could then instead offer the community a second horizontal, airplane facilitated, … read more Letter to the editor: launch plan opposed

Letter to the editor: ‘green’ rocket launch?
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Letter to the editor by Nancy Uschold, published at The Mining Journal: “Interestingly, Oscoda/Wurtsmith Airport, which is on Lake Huron, was awarded the horizontal launch. Based on information shared with the public, Oscoda would be appropriate for the vertical launch … read more Letter to the editor: ‘green’ rocket launch?

MAMA selects Chippewa County for new command and control center
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Story by TV6 News Team and Nick Friend, published at TV6 Upper Michigans Source: “STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WLUC) – Upper Michigan will be the site of a new command center for a Marquette spaceport. The Chippewa County International Airport is … read more MAMA selects Chippewa County for new command and control center

Op-ed: Safety concerns dominate planning for space port
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Op-ed by Milton Bates, published at The Mining Journal: “Retrieval of launch debris from Lake Superior would be more challenging for nearly half the year, which means that rocket components, including batteries, will end up in the lake…” https://www.miningjournal.net/opinion/2020/12/safety-concerns-dominate-planning-for-space-port/?fbclid=IwAR2cLe5-4MT_-d206R7uR5UuC7-0yAXREs-HPG1CJt5IxhoPyDN-5OlyBeg

Op-ed: Far too many unanswered questions on launch project
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Op-ed by John Frick, published at The Mining Journal: “…remember what brought you to or kept you here. If you’re like me, it’s the unspoiled (for the most part) wilderness…Let’s all enjoy the natural beauty of our area, and guard … read more Op-ed: Far too many unanswered questions on launch project

MAMA to announce command and control center site in January
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Story by Andrew LaCombe published at TV6 Upper Michigans Source: “STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WLUC) – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association will announce the findings of its site-selection process for a new command and control center in January 2021. MAMA previously said the … read more MAMA to announce command and control center site in January

MAMA: Initial study into proposed vertical rocket launch site near Marquette to conclude in January
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Story by Andrew LaCombe published at TV6 Upper Michigans Source: “Upper Michigan’s beauty draws people in, but a lack of high-paying jobs can drive them away. With a vertical launch site proposed on the Granot Loma Farm property, the Michigan Aerospace … read more MAMA: Initial study into proposed vertical rocket launch site near Marquette to conclude in January

Proposed vertical rocket launch site near Marquette evokes emotions amid unanswered environmental questions
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Story by Andrew LaCombe published at TV6 Upper Michigans Source: “A stretch of Lake Superior shoreline between Marquette and Big Bay is where deep emotions surrounding economic viability and environmental sustainability in Upper Michigan are colliding again. ‘Preserving Lake Superior … read more Proposed vertical rocket launch site near Marquette evokes emotions amid unanswered environmental questions

Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition: Marquette Spaceport? Development at Any Cost?
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Video posted by the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition: “The next ‘This Is It!’ livestream of the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition features a close look at a controversial proposal, sprung upon the Marquette community with great fanfare last summer: a spaceport … read more Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition: Marquette Spaceport? Development at Any Cost?