Rocket Lab eyes Accomack County as possible site for expansion

Accomack County could be the next location for space travel infrastructure if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has his way thanks to a proposed expansion by Rocket Lab USA, Inc.

Wednesday, Northam announced the location is a finalist for “significant investment” by the private, California-based company to expand its U.S. manufacturing and launch operations.

Plans would include the development of a new facility to facilitate part production, assembly, integration and test operations to support the launch of its new Neutron rocket from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

If the location is selected, it would bring 250 jobs to the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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