To hear the dreamers tell it, Mojave, Calif., is the next Silicon Valley. The Mojave Air and Space Port is the spiritual heart of the industry that people call “New Space.” Could one of these companies be the next Google or Facebook of space travel?
Two boys ride their bicycles up an overpass with the Mojave Air and Space Port in the distance on Oct. 23 in Mojave, Calif.Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post
Tucked away in the American Deep South is "Rocket City." In Huntsville, Ala., a new generation of rocket engineers want to remake space travel. The Post's Zoeann Murphy and Alexandra Garcia show how these men and women are inspired by the past but frustrated with budget restrictions of today.