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9/11 and the Damage Done
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On the day the towers fell, furies flew out of the hole in the ground and like all restless spirits, they headed west I did not realize it at the time, of course, but did have the sense a few days after the dust began to settle at Ground Zero that things had shifted, a feeling that we all had, as if the world itself had gone off its axis.

Look Homeward, Angels: California and the Rise and Fall of America's Space Program
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While much of the coverage of the end of the space shuttle age has focused on Florida, the launching pad for many missions, it should be recalled that another region of the country was equally important: the Antelope Valley of Los Angeles County and, in particular, the Mojave city of Lancaster.The little-known Mojave city of Lancaster may have been one of the most powerful places in the world.

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