The secretive rocket company backed by Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, was planning the second test launch at its sprawling West Texas facility sometime between Thursday and today, as reported earlier this week. Air traffic controllers told me that the test didn't go off Thursday or Friday, perhaps due to unacceptable weather - and today they said there were two ignitions, but no liftoff. Because it's Blue Origin's policy not to comment on their tests, we don't yet know whether this was a disappointing fizzle or simply part of the expected testing routine. But stay tuned: Perhaps more information will trickle out.
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