California Governor Declares Today Space Day

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Space is big news over the last couple of years. Virgin Galactic is on the cusp of offering up “affordable” space tourist flights, SpaceX became the first commercial company to dock with the international space station, and most recently NASA JPL proved that we could land space probes the size of small cars on another planet. Now the governor of California has decided to celebrate mankind’s achievements in space by declaring August 22 “Space Day”. If you don’t live in Cali, then don’t worry, we’ll let you celebrate too.

It may sound like one of those weird things that gets declared on the internet, but believe it or not yesterday California Gov. Ed Brown issued an official proclamation naming today the day to declare California’s love of spacey goodness. This is not quite as unwarranted as it sounds at first. California Is home to 3 NASA centers, more than any other state in the U.S. On top of that, it’s also home to several private space companies, most notably SpaceX, Scaled Composites, Masten Space Systems and Xcor Aerospace. Add that all together with the Mojave Air and Space Port and you pretty much can’t get a much spaceier state than California, even if they don’t launch space shuttles. Here is Gov. Brown’s official proclamation…