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Back to the Future

The end of the Cold War brings massive layoffs, but tech billionaires choose Southern California to launch their space companies, injecting new vigor to the industry in the region. Though committed to the “democratization” of space, SpaceX and Virgin Orbit include the Pentagon as a major customer.

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A Space Odyssey

The race to the moon is matched in dollars by a secret military program to dominate space.
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The Cold War funds the growth of L.A. while instilling fear of nuclear annihilation.
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Wings

L.A. aircraft companies become America’s “arsenal of democracy” during World War II.
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