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Blast Off: Texas Surges Ahead in the New Space Race
Newsletter Published on April 14, 2022 (Vol. 39, No. 02)

Businesses related to outer space are a large and growing component of the economy. In this issue, The Perryman Group's estimates of current and potential future economic benefits of the sector for the United States and Texas are summarized.

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Blast Off!: Texas Surges Ahead in the New Space Race
Brief Published on February 17, 2022

As space travel became a realistic possibility, a “space race” developed, with the United States pitted against Russia to be the first to achieve milestones such as orbiting the earth and landing on the moon. Americans were glued to television screens in July 1969 as Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon, and every previous and subsequent milestone has been the subject of intense interest among people in all walks of life. Texas was an integral part of this phenomenon and it left an indelible imprint on the culture and personality of the state.