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Updated: 08/13/2014 08:14:01AM

Young engineer making his mark in space travel

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Kyle LeBlanc is an intern at SpaceX, helping develop parts for space crafts. He is pictured in front of a command module being designed for a space mission -- eventually targeting Mars for a landing and exploration.

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In the early morning hours of Aug. 5, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, carrying a telecommunications satellite.

By NORMA RIZER

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We all played “What do you want to be when you grow up?” when we were kids. Most of us wanted to be firemen or basketball stars or doctors. Some of us actually accomplished our dreams. Mostly, though, life has a way of turning you in a different direction.

This is a story about a young man who has known as a child what he wanted to do ... and he’s done it.

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