Tag Archives: Space

Watch: Blue Origin’s Rocket Unexpectedly Survives Launch In West Texas

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

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Astronomers Find Clues In The Case Of The Glowing Space ‘Blobs’

Blobs in space emitting eerie, unexplained light have been puzzling astronomers for more than 15 years. Now, they think they are on to the cause of the mysterious glow.

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Blue Origin Planning Next Test Launch for Early October

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

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Blue Origin Sticks Fourth Reusable Rocket Landing

The commercial space company Blue Origin completed another rocket launch from West Texas Sunday morning, marking the fourth time the company owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has reused a rocket booster. The company’s New Shepard space vehicle blasted off just … Continue reading

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Blue Origin Will Live-Stream Video of Next Rocket Launch

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

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Blue Origin Planning Another Rocket Launch Before End of June

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

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With Shuttles Gone, Private Ventures Give Florida’s Space Coast A Lift

Five years after NASA’s shuttle program ended, a new Florida aerospace industry is beginning to take shape. Firms, from those making jets to tiny Internet satellites, are adding factories and jobs.

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Blue Origin Completes Another Rocket Launch from West Texas

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

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Printing Building Blocks For The Future: New Grants Bring 3D Technology To Border Libraries

MARFA, Texas — Funding to buy computers and software for schools in the rural borderlands is often scarce. Yet several public libraries on the border in Arizona and Texas have recently received 3D printers that are transforming those libraries. The … Continue reading

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Blue Origin Completes Another Launch, Reusing Rocket for the First Time

The commercial space company Blue Origin completed another rocket launch Friday morning from its test site in rural West Texas. There were hints in recent days that some kind of test was imminent at the secretive facility north of Van Horn: temporary … Continue reading

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