Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils Florida as base of commercial space program
NEW YORK -- Jeff Bezos grew up as a boy in Florida marveling at rocket launches. On Tuesday, the Amazon founder said his aerospace company, Blue Origin, would use Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 36 to take paying passengers to space by the end of the decade. Blue Origin originally attempted to secure launch pad 39A, but that lease was given instead to SpaceX, Elon Musk's space company.