Rocket Space Lab Ribbon Cutting

The delegate was honored to attend the announcement and ribbon cutting for the new Space Structures Complex in Middle River in District 7A.  The event included many local and state representatives, including U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., Senator JB Jennings, Delegate Ryan Nawrocki, and Councilman David Marks. This expansion of the space systems business with a dedicated production and development complex is a great continuation of the manufacturing history of Eastern Baltimore County.  The complex will support the development and manufacturing of space rockets.  The site will also play a role in the development and long-term supply of parts for Rocket Lab’s new medium-lift launch vehicle, Neutron. 

Rocket Lab’s new Space Structures Complex will be established in the former 113,000-square-foot Lockheed Martin Vertical Launch Building in Middle River, which has been home to aerospace manufacturing since 1929.  Rocket Lab expects to employ up to 65 people at the facility by the end of 2025.  While the equipment and infrastructure are not in place yet, the delegate enjoyed today’s tour of the facility.

Delegate Szeliga stated, “I recently discovered that my father worked at the former Glenn L. Martin facility! This exciting announcement continues the legacy of so many families who also share in this local history of aeronautical engineering and innovation.”