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Missile pre-shoot test site active
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated October 4, 1958 reads, "Missilemen and their work - Tin-helmeted Rocketdyne employe [sic] leaves company's engine runup facility on Leuham Ridge. Valley firm tests its largest rocket engines here where desert absorbs sound. Men in photograph at right are preparing to move big missile part with dangling hoist. Missiles are shipped in by pieces and assembled before they are tested under pre-flight conditions. Rocketdyne's big million-pound thrust engine will be tested here instead of Valley." See images 00155595 through 00155598 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_ d059_ f30_ i10
United States.--Air Force
North American Aviation.--Rocketdyne Division
Rockwell International.--Rocketdyne Division
Air bases--United States
Testing laboratories
Rockets (Aeronautics)--Testing--Equipment
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Edwards Air Force Base (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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