The Grave Digger team of monster trucks, considered to be one of the most influential monster trucks of all time, is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary and racing in the United States Hot Rod Association (USHRA) Monster Jam series. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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Lee Ielpi is president of the September 11th Families' Association, which opened the Tribute WTC Visitor Center in 2006. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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New Mexico chili peppers are distinct, but locals in the pepper industry have been struggling to compete with the foreign pepper market. A new state law requires that only New Mexico-grown peppers are labeled as such. Danise Coon/AP/NMSU Chile Pepper Institute hide caption

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The San Andres Mountains and pieces of construction equipment are reflected in the glass windows of Spaceport America near Upham, N.M., in May. Despite construction delays and difficult working conditions in a remote area of the desert, state officials say New Mexico is committed to seeing the project succeed. Susan Montoya Bryan/AP hide caption

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Mission Specialist Christer Fuglesang waves on a spacewalk during a 2009 shuttle visit to the International Space Station. NASA hide caption

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