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West Texas key to space race

What are the odds that two remote communities in the far reaches of West Texas would have much in common in what we’ve called the “space race” since Russia launched Sputnik? The USA shifted into overdrive with its Apollo 11 project for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to make the first footprints on the moon. Now, exactly 52 years later, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and three other passengers have made a 66-mile journey to the edge of outer space, there and back in 10 minutes! What, you may ask, does this have to do with two “far reaches” in West Texas? One ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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