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By Tali Arbel The Associated Press

Can a new space race connect the world to the internet?

NEW YORK — It’s a 21st century space race: Amazon, SpaceX and others are competing to get into orbit and provide internet to the earth’s most remote places.

And like the last century’s battle for space supremacy that was triggered by the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik 1, this one involves satellites. Thousands of them.