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Phase I:
Introductory Essay

Phase II:
Introductory Essay

Wind Tunnels

Engine Development

Engine Test Stands

Rocket Testing


Launch Pads

Apollo Training

Apollo Hardware Testing

Unmanned Spacecraft Testing

Tracking Stations

Mission Control Centers

Other Support


Man in Space
A National Historic Landmark Theme Study
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Introductory Essay (Phase I)

A short history of the locations and events associated with the theme of Man in Space prepared in response to P.L. 96-344.

Introductory Essay (Phase II)

Additional recommendations.

A. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Wind Tunnels

1. Variable Density Tunnel (Langley Research Center)
2. Full Scale Tunnel (Langley)
3. Eight-Foot High Speed Tunnel (Langley)
4. Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel (Ames Research Center)

B. Rocket Engine Development Facilities

5. Rocket Engine Test Facility (Lewis Research Center)
6. Zero-Gravity Research Facility (Lewis)
7. Spacecraft Propulsion Research Facility (LeRC Plum Brook Operations Division)

C. Rocket Engine Test Stands

8. Redstone Test Stand (George C. Marshall Space Flight Center)
9. Propulsion and Structural Test Facility (Marshall)
10. Rocket Propulsion Test Complex (National Space Technology Laboratories)

D. Rocket Test Facilities

11. Saturn V Dynamic Test Stand (Marshall)

E. Rockets

12. Saturn V Space Vehicle (Alabama Space and Rocket Center)

F. Launch Pads

13. Space Launch Complex 2 (Vandenberg AFB)
25. Launch Complex 33 (White Sands) — Phase II addition

G. Apollo Training Facilities

14. Lunar Landing Research Facility (Langley)
15. Rendezvous Docking Simulator (Langley)
16. Lunar Landing Training Vehicle (Alabama Space and Rocket Center)
17. Neutral Buoyancy Space Simulator (Marshall)

H. Apollo Hardware Test Facilities

18. Space Environmental Simulation Laboratory (Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center)

I. Unmanned Spacecraft Test Facilities

19. Spacecraft Magnetic Test Facility (Goddard Space Flight Center)
20. Twenty-Five-Foot Space Simulator (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

J. Tracking Stations

21. Pioneer Deep Space Station (Goldstone Tracking Station)

K. Mission Control Centers

22. Space Flight Operations Facility (JPL)
23. Apollo Mission Control Center (Johnson)

L. Other Support Facilities

24. Rogers Dry Lake (Edwards AFB)

M. Spacecraft — Phase II addition

26a. Mercury Spacecraft Friendship 7 — Phase II addition
26b. Gemini 4 Spacecraft — Phase II addition
26c. Apollo 11 Command Module — Phase II addition

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