Registered as N812NA, this aircraft is one of three F-104s built specially for NASA for use as pilot proficiency aircraft, low lift over drag trainers and chase planes; they all received the F-104N designation.
N812NA was recieved at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in September 1963, and was retired in January 1987 after 4,442 flights. This aircraft is on loan from NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
Erected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1987.
Location. 34° 36.582′ N, 118° 7.02′ W. Marker is in Palmdale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Lockheed Way east of 6th Street East, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale CA 93599, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (approx. 1.7 miles away); William J. "Pete" Knight
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.