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Jeff Bezos's Space Startup To Build Facility In Florida

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin and Amazon.com, appears at a press conference to announce the new BE-4 rocket engine with Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance, at the National Press Club September 17, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin and Amazon.com, appears at a press conference to announce the new BE-4 rocket engine with Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance, at the National Press Club September 17, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has announced he’s bringing his rocket company Blue Origin to Cape Canaveral, Florida, near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. It will not only launch rockets there, but the private space company plans to manufacture them nearby. Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Pat Duggins of Alabama Public Radio.

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