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Blue Origin buildup

Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos, has gotten clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration for another test launch in Texas sometime between Thursday and next Tuesday. (Thanks to Clark Lindsey's RLV and Space Transport News for the pointer.) The venture's first up-and-down test of the Goddard prototype rocketship made a huge splash back in November, but the second test opportunity apparently ended up going nowhere. In the past, Blue Origin has revealed the results of its tests on its own timetable, so we may not hear much about how this upcoming test turns out. But we'll keep our ear to the ground anyway - and feel free to pass along anything you hear.