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Rocket Engine Testing Facility, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH



B&W Photos

HB984385
BWPhotos 199865

HB984386
BWPhotos 199866

HB984387
BWPhotos 199867

HB984388
BWPhotos 199868

HB984389
BWPhotos 199869

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BWPhotos 199870

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BWPhotos 199871

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BWPhotos 199872

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BWPhotos 199873

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BWPhotos 199874

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BWPhotos 199875

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BWPhotos 199876

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BWPhotos 199877

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BWPhotos 199878


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Location
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER OH-124
Building/structure dates: 1955 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1995 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 2003 demolished
Significance: NASA began construction of the Rocket Engine Test Facility (RETF) in 1955 on land that was formerly part of the Cleveland Municipal Airport. In 1940, the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics selected 200 acres of the airport site for the construction of an Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. The site of this original lab and the RETF is the present NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field. The construction of RETF was related to post-war missile development, which required the construction of facilities dedicated to the research and testing of rocket engines and auxiliary equipment...

Related Names
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
H. K. Ferguson Company
Cleveland Municpal Airport
National Advisory Committee On Aeronautics
Bates, Jeff, Photographer
NASA Information Technology Center (ITC), Photographer
Stewart, Robert C., Historian
Dawson, Dr. Virginia P., Historian
Hampton, Roy A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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