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How Alabama Became Home to 'Rocket City'

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Originally home to the first NASA space station and post-WWII's Operation Paperclip, quaint Huntsville, Alabama is etched in history as 'Rocket City.'

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Buckle up and "Roll Tide" as we journey over vast cotton fields, endless waters, storied football stadiums, and historical landmarks that collectively tell the tale of Sweet Home Alabama. Discover its rich history as we reveal the astronomical discoveries that helped us reach the moon and the civil rights victories that forged a path to equality for millions. The story of the Cotton State has as many dramatic turns as the tracks of the Talladega Superspeedway.

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