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In the middle of the night, the iconic Astroland Rocket returned to its rightful home, Coney Island. Once a ride called "The Star Flyer" in the amusement park holdout, it was "one of the first of the 'imaginary' space voyage simulators constructed during the Space Race," according to the Coney Island History Project, the small but vital museum that took custodianship of the icon. "The Rocket showed simulator films of 'rocket rides' while the...

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