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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 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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Drillers Find Ways To Reach Billions Of Barrels Of Oil Trapped In Old Wells

Seems like only yesterday that in places like West Texas, oil drillers were spending money like there was no tomorrow. “One billion dollars a month is being spent drilling wells out here,” said Ben Shepperd, president of the Permian Basin … Continue reading

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Dispatches from SXSW in Austin

Techies, musicians, film geeks, starry-eyed start-ups and major corporations have descended on the state capital for ten days of networking, creative exchange and, admittedly, a lot of free drinks. It’s South by Southwest (SXSW) time again in Austin. Since it’s not exactly a hop and … Continue reading

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Midland Airport Gets the Go-Ahead to Launch Space Flights

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration approved a spaceport license application for the Midland International Airport (MAF), making the airport the first of its kind to be federally-licensed for commercial air and space flights. “We are the 9th spaceport in the … Continue reading

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Oil Boom? Try Sonic Boom: Private Space Company Set to Break Ground in Midland

This week the governor’s office announced a $2.3 million incentives package for Space X, a private space company looking to build a rocket launch site in Cameron County near Brownsville. The president of another space company looking to move to Midland says … Continue reading

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