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Space 'saucer' comes to Valley
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated November 4, 1963 reads, "North American Aviation officials move a huge 33-foot-in-diameter thrust ring for a rocket engine test stand through the Valley early today en route from Los Angeles International Airport to the Rocketdyne test site in the Santa Susana Mountains. The 30-ton ring, in the shape of a gigantic saucer with the middle out, is several feet wider than the average house. The truck hauled the ring through Sepulveda Blvd. in the Santa Monica Mountains to the Valley. From there it was a seven-hour trip to the test site north of Canoga park."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
North American Aviation.--Rocketdyne Division
Men--California--Simi Valley
Trucks--California--Simi Valley
Rocket engines--Thrust
Freight and freightage--California--Simi Valley
Signs and signboards--California--Simi Valley
Streets--California--Simi Valley
Mountains--California, Southern
Trees--California--Simi Valley
Sepulveda Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Susana Mountains (Calif.)
Simi Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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