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Find Some Space in the Rocket City

To some, north Alabama might seem like the last place you’d find a rocket garden. After all, the sexy aspects of NASA’s work happen in places like Cape Canaveral and Houston’s Johnson Space Center and occasionally Edwards Air Force Base in California. But before the boys at launch control can light the candle, someone has to design it. That’s where Huntsville comes in.

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The Space Shuttle: A True Southern Belle

As of the writing of this post, the shuttle Atlantis is climbing higher into orbit for the final flight of the Space Transportation System. While the decisions and the funding that brought the shuttle to bear on America’s space explorations came from Washington, she is no doubt a Southern girl at heart.

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