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Titusville in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

RL-10 Engine

The American Space Museum

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
1. RL-10 Engine Marker
Inscription.  
The RL-10 was the world’s first operational liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen high energy restartable 2nd stage rocket engine used in space.

Each individual engine produced 15,000 pounds of thrust. On January 29, 1964, a six-engine cluster of RL-10s generated 90,000 pounds of thrust to lift the first test flight of the Saturn S-IV stage, pioneering hydrogen technology on the Saturn I booster.

This particular RL-10 engine was launched from Cape Canaveral launch complex 36A on Sept. 30, 1977. Its mission was to deliver an Intelsat IV-A communications satellite to orbit.

The launched failed to a gas generator leak in the Atlas engine compartment, causing an explosion at 10,000 feet at T+30 seconds. The engine was recovered from the ocean and store by United Launch Alliance (ULA) before being donated to the museum in 2011.
 
Erected by The American Museum and Walk of Fame Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceExploration.
 
Location. 28° 36.624′ N,

RL-10 Engine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 3, 2021
2. RL-10 Engine Marker
80° 48.508′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street and South Hopkins Avenue (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling east on Pine Street. The marker is located on the southeast corner of the American Space Museum and Walk of Fame grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 S Palm Ave, Titusville FL 32796, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LR91-3 Engine (here, next to this marker); Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Records Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pritchard House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Brevard County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brevard County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); North Brevard County Veterans Honor Roll (about 300 feet away); Brevard County Courthouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Also see . . .  RL-10 Engine. (Submitted on January 10, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 26, 2021