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Mojave: Aerospace Hotspot at the Crossroads
<p>The California desert town of Mojave has been called the Silicon Valley of private spaceflight, but the area is facing deep challenges as well.</p>
The same atmosphere that makes Mojave an ideal location for test flights also provides for stunning sunsets and enough wind to support hundreds of windmills. Mojave, Ca. has become the "Silicon Valley" of private Space development and engineering with companies constantly testing their latest inventions. The town has seen some benefits from this influx of start-ups and there is a push to make it more attractive for the young engineers who are the backbone of the latest race to space.
John Makely / NBC News