Many space stories told on Planet Earth involve communication across the vast universe.
Each night, when I can, I wander out into the open space of Earth place Bakersfield/Oildale, a base somewhere between the long airstrips of coastal California, such as Edwards Air Force Base, where the civilian Space Shuttles (Endeavor, Columbia, etc.) once landed, and the central state spaceports, such as Shreiver Airbase in Colorado, and Sir Richard Branson's spaceport in New Mexico.
When I first arrived in California in 1988 and opened a Wells Fargo Bank account, I noticed, first and foremost, the Stagecoach logo of the bank.
For the Western United States, some residents are wondering if we are entering a new age.