Preserving Our Past, Focusing On The Future
Remembering A “Salute To The Astronauts”
Below- Filming on location at North American Aviation's Space Division in Downey, Cal. on June 4, 1965, producers of I Dream of Jeannie, a new TV series, prepare to walk a man in space on camera. Image- Corbis
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Space Shuttle RS-25 Main Engine
STS-131 Discovery SSME Installation.
These are the Space Shuttle Main Engines
also known as Aerojet Rocketdyne SR-25.
The Emsco Building (above) was built in 1929 by Los Angeles Industrialist E.M. Smith. The Rotunda and Kaufmann Wing (below) were built about ten years later for Vultee Aircraft who moved into the plant in 1936. Much of this video explores the former North American Aviation buildings including Building 001, 290 and the DEI Room. Our guide in the video is Jerry Blackburn, worked for Boeing 35+ years. Later ALF President.
"In order to defend America, we need your help to innovate smarter and faster," according to AFRL's website. "Our warfighters depend on us to keep the fight unfair and we will deliver."
In addition to the F/X, the AFRL video features the Air Force's "Loyal Wingman" initiative, in which a manned fighter jet can command and control a swarm of attack and surveillance drones.”
Early Aviation Missiles and Aerospace Apollo & Space Shuttle Rockwell International
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