This Down East town isn’t enthusiastic about becoming a rocket launch site

A Maine rocket firm’s bid to fire rockets into space from Jonesport might have fizzled. The head of a Brunswick-based aerospace firm acknowledged that it looks increasingly unlikely his company will get local approval to launch rockets from an island off Jonesport,,, Blushift has been hoping to win local support to use Water Island, a small island roughly 1,500 feet long, to launch rockets up to 80 feet long into orbit every month or so. But the proposal has run into significant opposition in Jonesport and the neighboring town of Beals, which together support a large lobster fishing fleet. Many residents have said the launches could hurt the local fishing industry. >click to read< 08:38

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