When the news broke that a site at Whalers Way had been selected to launch satellites into space I must say I was skeptical.
Was this some kind of online gag?
Port Lincoln joining the "space race"? Surely not.
But after a short investigation I discovered this is legit.
Southern Launch is the company tasked with putting the project together that could see small scale rockets blasting off from an area formally reserved for 4 Wheel Drives.
I decided it was best to get the information from the horses mouth.
Lloyd Damp is a former Spencer Gulf and EP boy having spent plenty of time as a resident of Whyalla.
Lloyd is also the Chief Executive of Southern Launch and he took time out from attending and important conference in Adelaide this morning to discuss the project.