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Space flight bill sails up to governor

Paragon Space Development Corp. capsule

A Tucson firm is hoping to launch thrill-seekers toward the edge of space — or maybe somewhere close to that — from Arizona. The company’s effort was boosted this week by a bill approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer.

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Agua Caliente (access required)

Louis Killeen and friends at the Hotel Modesti outside Gila Bend.

In 1915, Louis Killeen outfitted two cars and left Phoenix for a two-day drive through the desert to Agua Caliente Hot Springs resort, the ruins of which still stand 30 miles west of Gila Bend, off Interstate 8.

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