Aerospace Legacy Foundation

Your portal to America's aerospace history

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Aerospace Legacy Foundation (ALF) is a community based non-profit organization (501c3) including aerospace retirees and the public at large. Large collection of artifacts, photos and assets from the former Downey NASA Industrial Site (Boeing/ Downey Studios). Speakers Bureau, Sponsor of Pioneers in Aviation, the Race to the Moon. Downey, California is the home of Apollo and the Space Shuttle programs.

 Preserving the Past, Focusing on the Future

 

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"John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95"

Sen. John Glenn visits Rockwell International in early 1980's, sitting in Shuttle orbiter mock-up. Image- ALF

Astronaut John Glenn poses before his Shuttle mission.

"On October 29, 1998, Glenn made a return to space on the space shuttle Discovery, and made history again as the oldest person to enter space at the age of 77. The nine-day mission had many goals, including an investigation on aging and space travel. The following year, in January 1999, he retired from the Senate."

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Below- Consolidated Vultee plant on the upper left viewed from Imperial Hwy. and Bellflower Blvd 1940's Downey, California. Downey fertilizer is also seen at the northwest corner of Imperial Hwy. and Bellflower Blvd. Image- Downey History Center.

Above- Runway (s) are clearly filled with planes at Consolidated Vultee Plant in Downey, California in 1940's. View is from Imperial Highway and Bellflower Boulevard. Stewart & Gray Road is at the top.

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Our next General meeting -

Saturday, November 19, 2016  1-3 PM

Where: the Columbia Memorial Space Center

 

 

 

 

"They will someday regard airplane travel to be as commonplace and incidental as train travel..."
William Boeing (More Quotes)

 

ALF's former President James M. Busby and author Bill Yenne at North American Aviation Bald Eagles Luncheon 2016.

ALF's former President James M. Busby and author Bill Yenne at North American Aviation Bald Eagles Luncheon 2016.

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Aerospace Legacy Foundation - A California 501c3 Organization

 

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