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Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Space Park

AIAA Historic Aerospace Site

 
 
Space Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 30, 2019
1. Space Park Marker
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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.
 
Location. 33° 53.608′ N, 118° 22.438′ W. Marker is in Redondo Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Marine Avenue 0.2 miles east of Aviation Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located on the west side of the high-rise office
Space Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 30, 2019
2. Space Park Marker
building. Touch 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); 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); First Trans-Polar Air Route (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceCommunications
 
Space Park Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 30, 2019
3. Space Park Building
From 1963 to 2002, this was TRW.
James Webb Space Telescope image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 30, 2019
4. James Webb Space Telescope
The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the mirrors are 2.7 times larger than Hubble, and gold-plated. The secondary mirror is folded up at the top, and the sun shield is across the bottom.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 7 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.
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