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Karman Laboratory of Fluid Dynamics and Jet Propulsion

 
 
Karman Laboratory of Fluid Dynamics and Jet Propulsion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2020
1. Karman Laboratory of Fluid Dynamics and Jet Propulsion Marker
Inscription.  The lower part of this building was constructed as a hydrodynamics laboratory in 1944 and for 16 years made many distinguished contributions to knowledge in its field. In 1960, Aerojet-General Corporation provided funds for the reconstruction and expansion of the laboratory to broaden research in fluid mechanics and jet propulsion. In 1961 this building was named in honor of Theodore Von Karman, first director of the California Institute of Technology Graduate School of Aeronautics, founder of Aerojet Engineering Corporation in Pasadena, Calif. and associate of the original company and its successor, the Aerojet-General Corporation
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducationScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 34° 8.187′ N, 118° 7.496′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from unnamed walkway north of California Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pasadena CA 91125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Throop Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Known Antiparticle
Karman Laboratory of Fluid Dynamics and Jet Propulsion Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2020
2. Karman Laboratory of Fluid Dynamics and Jet Propulsion Marker - wide view
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hameetman Center (about 400 feet away); Iris Garden (about 600 feet away); William Morris Davis, 1850-1930 (about 600 feet away); Beckman pH Meter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tournament Park (approx. Ľ mile away); Hale Solar Laboratory (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the Caltech campus and is mounted to the western side of the Karman Lab, along an unnamed walkway that runs between the Throop Memorial Garden and California Boulevard.
 
Also see . . .  Theodore von Kármán (Wikipedia). "Theodore von Kármán (11 May 1881 – 6 May 1963) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer, and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He was responsible for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization. He is regarded as the outstanding aerodynamic theoretician of the 20th century." (Submitted on November 24, 2020.) 
 
Additional keywords. aerodynamics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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