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Albuquerque is one of 31 locations nationwide that the U.S. Department of Defense is now considering to set up a new headquarters for the U.S. Space Command.
The U.S. Air Force officially launched a competition last May to choose a new, permanent home for the command, and in June, Mayor Tim Keller and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham jointly submitted a letter proposing Albuquerque as the new location. In response, the city will now be considered as a potential candidate for the headquarters in a formal evaluation process, the mayor and governor announced Friday afternoon.