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Mojave, Calif., has become the launchpad for private space travel, with the largest concentration of commercial space enterprises in the world. It's where SpaceShipOne made history by securing its maker, Space Composites, the coveted Ansari X-Prize for being the first private manned spacecraft to go above 328,000 feet twice in two weeks. Now Virgin Galactic is backing a project to develop an update to that award-winning craft with SpaceShipTwo. Commercial space flight has all but arrived.

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