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Van Horn spaceport

Van Horn spaceport gets NASA backing

Drive 25 miles north of here along Texas Highway 54. In an hour, seven vehicles cover the route; in a day, 180.
The road, a quiet and isolated corridor along the Chihuahuan Desert, divides the Sierra Diablo and Delaware mountain ranges.
On this remote site lies a billionaire's idea of the future -- a commercial spaceport to send tourists and NASA astronauts to outer space.
Aerospace company Blue Origin built the facility about five years ago. Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos owns the company, headquartered in Kent, Wash.

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