Preserving Our Past- Focusing On The Future
Early Aviation Missiles and Aerospace Apollo & Space Shuttle
We Are The Aerospace Legacy Foundation
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”
― Carl Sagan
Our Website is a CELEBRATION of Southern California aerospace history
Meet our President Mrs. Arlene Busby
A community based 501(c)(3) organization from Downey, California; since 1995, dedicated to preserving Southern California's aerospace history and the establishment of an aerospace learning center in Downey (2008).
The Aerospace Legacy Foundation website is a bonanza of information on Southern California aerospace history.
Supporting the Columbia Memorial Space Center and collaborating with the center on projects supporting Downey's aerospace history and its exciting educational outreach (STEM).
A large collection of artifacts, photos and assets related to the former Downey NASA Industrial Site (Formerly Boeing and Rockwell International).
Affiliated with Financial Partners Credit Union, Downey Historical Society, Downey Coordinating Council and North American Aviation Bald Eagles Retirees.
Onsite for 10 years after the closing of the former Boeing plant, which became Downey Studios and now the Promenade of Downey. Performed "urban archaeology" at the site; the first plant building was built in 1929 (EMSCO wing of Building 1).
Chief Sponsor of "Pioneers in Aviation, the Race to the Moon", a PBS production and future E-Book.
We sponsor and participate in events related to aviation and aerospace and frequently speak on panels for such events.
Speaker's Bureau a resource for educators includes retired aerospace engineers and aerospace historians.
Images and archival material related to early aviation and aerospace programs from the Southern California area and the nation.
Extensive online Library of aviation and aerospace info.
Retiree base of local aerospace workers with a special knowledge of Southern California aerospace history, including the NAA Bald Eagles.
Involved in an on-going partnership to record and save oral histories of our former aerospace employees (Pioneers of Aerospace)
Advocating the establishment of a Welcome Center "archive" at the former Emsco Building, Vultee Rotunda or historic Kaufmann Wing as stated here.
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Downey’s Star-Crossed Assembly Line- Patt Morrison
Los Angeles Times Wed Nov 27 1996
Webmaster Larry Latimer (right) with Dale Myers (left) in Building 290, April 17, 2010. Apollo 13 40th Anniversary.
Loss of Columbia Is a Personal One for Downey
Aerospace Legacy Foundation
603-B E. University Dr. PMB 265
Carson CA 90746-1971