Amazon's Jeff Bezos ups stake in billionaires' space race

September 16, 2015 8:56 AM

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CAPE CANAVERAL: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos unveiled plans to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site in Florida to better compete with fellow billionaires using their fortunes and tech prowess to open a new frontier in human space travel and exploration.

Bezos' space startup, Blue Origin, intends to invest more than $200 million to build the rocket-making facility adjacent to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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