Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

Forum:Space Places
Topic:Aerojet F-1 engine display moving (Los Angeles)
Want to register?
Who Can Post? Any registered users may post a reply.
About Registration You must be registered in order to post a topic or reply in this forum.
Your UserName:
Your Password:   Forget your password?
Your Reply:


*HTML is ON
*UBB Code is ON

Smilies Legend

Options Disable Smilies in This Post.
Show Signature: include your profile signature. Only registered users may have signatures.
*If HTML and/or UBB Code are enabled, this means you can use HTML and/or UBB Code in your message.

If you have previously registered, but forgotten your password, click here.

Robert PearlmanPhotos courtesy Ray Holt:

SpacepsychoI appreciate the photo credit but it was my mom Lilian and sister Desiree, who both live in the San Fernando Valley, who photographed the F-1 move. They met a wonderful woman who was in charge of the F-1 move for Aerojet, she told my sister that her father helped build all of the Apollo F-1 engines and it was like an old friend coming home.

That said, I spoke with a gentleman who worked on all of the Apollo command modules in Downey, he told me about the CM SPS engines on stands that were being scrapped after the program was cancelled. He said the engines were sold for $1,000 each and one scrap dealer purchased all of them. There has to be just one of these engines in someone's garage.

Robert PearlmanAlmost three years after its F-1 engine display was moved, the 61-year-old Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power plant in Canoga Park is now being demolished, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.
For the past week, backhoes and front loaders have been ripping down the north side of the abandoned rocket engine plant during a demolition expected to take nine months to a year.

The 46-acre complex, shuttered by Aerojet Rocketdyne a few years ago, is slated to be transformed by owner United Technologies Corp. into a $3 billion "sustainable urban neighborhood."

Until then, the company and its developers will work with local and state agencies during an environmental cleanup that includes asbestos and soil removal and disposal of decades of contaminated concrete.

cspgDid the American Pickers (History Channel) — or anybody else — visit the facility before the start of the demolition? Picking up bits and pieces to create lucites?
Robert PearlmanFrom NASA's History Office:
UTC [United Technologies Corporation] is seeking a highly-qualified professional curator/expert to spearhead an important interpretive program for commemoration of the former Rocketdyne Canoga Park plant (in the Canoga Park community of Los Angeles, California) in the history of manned space flight, with emphasis on the rockets and propulsion systems manufactured on-site.

This commemorative effort is required as part of a mitigation program, which was certified as part of the documentation prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to evaluate potential environmental impacts of a proposed Soil Management Plan at the site.

Please review and respond to the position description in the attached request for curator announcement.

Fra MauroI'm glad they are saving the engines but there is still something a little sad about another Apollo historic site being turned into a "sustainable urban neighborhood." Forgive the musings of a history geek.

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 2016 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board Version 5.47a





advertisement