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The Race to Space: Part three

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Aired 4/19/09

In the final part of our series on the Race to Space, we take a look at the future economic impact of commercial space flight on California and the world. Next week, NASA will award a $500 million contract to build a new space craft to shuttle crew and cargo to the International Space station in 2010.

A company in Poway, Space Dev, and another company in El Segundo, Space X are in the running. Some say the deal could set the stage for a new infusion of capitol into the Aerospace Industry.

KPBS Morning Anchor Dwane Brown spoke with Eric Daniels with the California Space Authority -- a trade group that represents aerospace companies. (click the "listen icon to hear the story)

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