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11.14.2006

Private Texas spaceport launches test rocket - CNN.com

Looks like the ever mysterious Blue Origin is testing rockets out in Texas:

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- A remote West Texas spaceport being built and bankrolled by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos launched a test rocket Monday for the first time.

"There was a launch, a one- or two-minute event," Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig said from the agency's office in Oklahoma City. He had no details.

The exact nature of the 6:30 a.m. launch or the type of spacecraft was not immediately known.

A Houston-based spokesman for Blue Origin, the Bezos-owned firm developing the private commercial space venture, did not immediately respond to a telephone inquiry from The Associated Press.


Private Texas spaceport launches test rocket - CNN.com

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