Aerospace Legacy Foundation

Your portal to America's aerospace history


Aerospace Legacy Foundation (ALF) is a community based non-profit organization (501c3) including aerospace retirees and the public at large. Preserving Southern California's Aerospace and Aviation History including Downey's aerospace legacy.

Preserving Our Past, Focusing On The Future


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Spring Image Special

Remembering the Space Shuttle Orbiter




A technician works on sensors installed in the back end of a scale model of the Space Shuttle in NASA's 10X10 foot wind tunnel, on February 15, 1977. Image- NASA

A Rockwell employee works on the crew cabin of the space shuttle Discovery. Image- NASA

President Rocco Petrone 1986. Rockwell operated in Downey, California for seventy years (1929-1999) and produced systems for the Apollo Project as well as the Space Shuttle.

Heat-resistant tiles on the underside of the space shuttle Challenger, at a Rockwell facility in California. Image- Corbis

Family Night at Rockwell International in Downey California. DEI Room. Image- ALF

Room inside of the Rockwell International plant in Downey, California, 1980's.

The forward fuselage crew module is being installed in the Rockwell Palmdale facility on February 28, 1990.


Lockheed Hypersonic Vehicle



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