Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
AIAA Historic Aerospace Site
Beginning in 1961, at what was then the Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, the dedicated employees of Space Park designed and built more than 100 of the world's most technically challenging satellites, rocket engines and astronomical observatories. The technologies they developed and continue to develop, led to such breakthroughs as NASA Pioneer 10, the first spacecraft to leave our solar system; the descent engine for the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module; the Defense Department’s Milstar satellite communication network; NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System “Switchboard in the Sky” and astronomy and science satellites such as the Chandra X-ray observatory.
Erected 2011 by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Communications. In addition, it is included in the AIAA Historic Aerospace Sites series list.
Location. 33° 53.608′ N, 118° 22.438′ W. Marker is in Redondo Beach, CaliforniaTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Space Park Boulevard, Redondo Beach CA 90278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beach Cottage (approx. ¾ mile away); SV-5D Lifting Body (approx. 1.8 miles away); Manhattan Beach Pier (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bruce’s Beach (approx. 2.4 miles away); Capt. Lou Lenart, USMC (Ret.) (approx. 2.9 miles away); Eagle Squadrons (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of the Childhood Home of The Beach Boys (approx. 3 miles away); Old Salt Lake (approx. 3.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on October 15, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.