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Blue Origin Breaks Ground in Huntsville, Maybe Gets a Test Stand at Marshall

Jeff Foust, for SpaceNews, on Blue Origin’s groundbreaking ceremony for their engine factory in Huntsville:

Smith announced at the groundbreaking that Blue Origin is working on agreement with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to take over Building 4670 at the center. That site, a test stand previously used for testing engines for the Saturn 5 and shuttle, will be used for acceptance testing for both the BE-3U and BE-4 engines.

Originally, they planned to build an engine test and acceptance stand as part of their Cape Canaveral launch site—at the old Launch Complex 11. I wonder if getting space at Marshall would change that plan. I have to assume so.