Texas still at the heart of the space race

October 4, 2014 4:25 AM

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In July of 1969, America's dreams of space travel reached a worldwide crescendo. As mankind landed on the moon for the first time in history, the first thing the astronauts did was to serve notice to the nervous technicians gathered at the operation's nerve center in the Lone Star State.

Texas was mission control throughout NASA's victorious race to the moon in the 1960s, and the Johnson Space Center remains vital today, heading up operation of the International Space Station and numerous other efforts revolving around manned spaceflight.

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