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St. Louis Inspires Aviation Innovationi
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February 03, 2014 5:56 PM
For nearly a century, entrepreneurs in the midwestern U.S. city of St. Louis, Missouri have reached for the sky. They have backed two of the world’s most famous flying contests: Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight in the 1920s and the 1996 XPRIZE, which led to the world’s first private reusable manned spacecraft. Shelley Schlender reports.

St. Louis Inspires Aviation Innovation

Published February 03, 2014

For nearly a century, entrepreneurs in the midwestern U.S. city of St. Louis, Missouri have reached for the sky. They have backed two of the world’s most famous flying contests: Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight in the 1920s and the 1996 XPRIZE, which led to the world’s first private reusable manned spacecraft. Shelley Schlender reports.


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