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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

 
 
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Significance: Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edward Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the development of liquid-fueled rocket engines and components. It became a primary national test facility. Experimental liquid propellant combinations were evaluated here, and later solid fuel rocket motors were built and tested here (including motors for the Space Shuttle). It was the site for testing interplanetary space probe engines for noted programs such as Pioneer, Ranger, Surveyor, Mariner, Voyager, and Viking. / Operated by the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility was the United States' first university-sponsored research and testing facility for the development of liquid-fueled rocket engines and components. It became an important national test facility. Solid-propellant rocket motors were built and tested at the JPL Edwards Test Station, including Space Shuttle nozzles and motors, Syncom 1, 2, and 3 motors, Application Technology Satellites solid rocket motors, and the solid rocket motors for the Surveyor and Voyager lunar and interplanetary probes.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N684
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N193
Survey number: HAER CA-163
Building/structure dates: 1945 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1980- ca. 1989 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1957 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1959 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1972 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1961 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1961-1963 Subsequent Work

date_range

Date

1969 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Greynald Construction Company
Ruane Corporation
U.S. Department of the Air Force
California Institute of Technology
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory/California Institute of Technology
Tsiolkovsky, Konstantin Eduardovich
Oberth, Hermann
Goddard, Robert H
von Karman, Theodore
Malina, Frank
Structural Engineering Company
C.E. Howard Corporation
Capital Westward, Inc.
Croll-Reynolds Co.
Frank C. Brown & Company, Inc.
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Library of Congress
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