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AutoMatters & More: SpaceX & a Tesla Roadster Proclaim a New Space Race!

AutoMatters & More: SpaceX & a Tesla Roadster Proclaim a New Space Race!

At 15 years old, I was spending part of my summer vacation with my dad at a fishing camp at Postill Lake in British Columbia, Canada (www.PostillLake.com). Our rustic log cabin had a wood burning stove and a nearby outhouse. We were about as far removed from technology as could be, with one exception.

In the main lodge there was a small, black and white TV set. That’s where I was on July 20, 1969, excited beyond words to watch the first manned landing of a spacecraft (the lunar module Eagle) on the moon. Several days earlier pilot Buzz Aldrin, mission commander Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins had blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center’s launch complex 39A aboard Apollo...

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