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After a year-long hiatus, the commercial space company Blue Origin is resuming test flights at its West Texas facility.
A West Texas company received approval Wednesday to pump water from the Capitan aquifer and pipe it to the Permian Basin where it will be used in oil and gas operations.
The commercial space company Blue Origin – owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – carried out another successful test flight from West Texas on Wednesday. The company expected its reusable rocket to be destroyed during the test, but instead, it landed safely back … Continue reading
Billionaire Jeff Bezos said Thursday his commercial space company Blue Origin is planning to perform another test launch from the company’s West Texas facility in early October. According to Bezos, this launch will feature an “in-flight escape test” involving the New … Continue reading
Update Thursday, 11:00 AM The commercial space company Blue Origin will live-stream video of a rocket launch from its test site in West Texas for the first time this weekend. The launch was originally planned for Friday, but the company’s billionaire … Continue reading
Billionaire Jeff Bezos said Friday his commercial space company Blue Origin will likely perform another test flight from Far West Texas before the end of June. The company has been ramping up activity at its secretive test site north of Van … Continue reading
This story has been updated. The commercial space company Blue Origin completed another test launch Saturday morning from its secretive facility north of Van Horn in rural West Texas. The company’s billionaire owner Jeff Bezos, live-Tweeting during the launch in … Continue reading
Investigators still don’t know what caused a fire that burned about 30 acres near the state’s highest mountain peak in Guadalupe Mountains National Park Tuesday night. Authorities first believed a small plane crashed near Guadalupe Peak. Early news reports indicated … Continue reading
The Hudspeth County Herald recently reported that the family whose property was slated for a planned nuclear waste storage site has backed out of the plan. We spoke to the Herald’s Drew Stuart about the development. The Hughes family, which includes Texas Parks and Wildlife … Continue reading
Power has been restored to residents of Culberson and Hudspeth Counties, after multiple days of outages in the area. El Paso Electric – the service provider for the towns of Van Horn and Sierra Blanca – said a freak windstorm called a “microburst” hit … Continue reading