Stennis Space Center—This sprawling NASA base on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a monument to the Cold War, starting with the neo-Bauhaus tower where Wernher von Braun and his engineers gathered to watch hot-fire tests of their space-launch handiwork. That included the Saturn V first stage, with its five massive F-1 engines shaking the ground across the 125,000 acres of swampland set aside as an acoustic buffer zone to help win the race to the Moon with the Soviet Union. Today, Aerojet ...

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