Michigan U.P. Selected as Spaceport Site


The Upper Peninsula will soon become a vertical spaceport launch and autonomous vehicle testing site.

That announcement was made last week following a year long site selection process.
Marquette and Oscoda Michigan will house the facility.

Sites were ranked based on several factors, including existing commercial and public infrastructure, geographic and terrestrial mapping, living standards and workforce development.

Operations are expected to begin by early 2025. The two launch sites in Marquette and Oscoda, along with a yet-to-be-identified command and control center, will create more than 2,000 jobs.

These sites will be instrumental in creating a space ecosystem in the state that is projected to top 40,000 new jobs by 2025


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