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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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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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Blue Origin Reaches Space, Safely Returns Craft and Rocket in Second Test Flight

The space company owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos launched its second-ever test flight of its “New Shephard” spacecraft from its secretive facility north of Van Horn Monday morning. Marfa Public Radio received reports on a “loud boom” heard across … Continue reading

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A Road Runs Through It: Van Horn TX at the Crossroads

Continuing in our series on the towns of Far West Texas – including Presidio and Balmorhea – we look at Van Horn, Texas. This is a truck stop town. And we’re in the center of it, with Patricia Golden from … Continue reading

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Freak “Microburst” Knocks Out Power to Sierra Blanca, Van Horn for Days

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

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After a Few Failed Attempts, A New Pitch for Nuclear Waste in West Texas

West Texas has had a long and often contentious relationship with nuclear waste, stretching back to a years-long battle over a planned permanent waste site in the 1980’s and 90’s. Opponents eventually won that fight, but a different site was later … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Space Company Launches 1st Test Flight from West Texas

Blue Origin, the private space company founded by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, launched the first test flight of its New Shepard space craft on Wednesday from the company’s secretive West Texas test site about 40 miles north of Van Horn. In … Continue reading

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