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



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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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