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Blast at California Airport Kills Two, Injures Four

The cause of the blast is still under investigation.

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(MOJAVE, Calif.) - A huge blast Thursday at an airport in the California desert which houses civilian rocket programs has killed two people and injured four.

Media reports say the injured were airlifted to Kern Medical Center about 45 miles from the airport following the blast at Mojave Airport.

Private spaceship designer Burt Rutan, who has partnered with Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen and British airline tycoon Richard Branson to form a space tourism company, has facilities at Mojave Airport.

The cause of the explosion was not clear, the Associated Press reported.

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