Mojave in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mojave Air & Spaceport
Following the war the airport was designed as a Naval Air Station that supported some of the first flight tests of what are now known as unmanned aerial vehicles. During the Korean Conflict, the airport was a Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station from 1951 to 1959.
In 1972, local voters approved creation of what became the East Kern Airport District, and the airport became an incubator for the emerging private space industry, culmination in 2004 with SpaceShipOne winning the Ansari X-Prize. Over the years, the vision of General Managers Dan Sabovich and Stuart Witt, airport board directors, and a dedicated and innovative staff have contributed to the success of the Mojave Air and SpacePort
In 2010, as the airport celebrated its Diamond Anniversary, a new generation of civilian space vehicles
By the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation And Mojave Chamber of Commerce
to the visionary men and women who have made the Mojave Air and Space Port a place where dreams come true.
“Imagination Flies Here!”
Erected 2010 by Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation And Mojave Chamber of Commerce.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Korean • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is September 18, 1942.
Location. 35° 3.355′ N, 118° 9.481′ W. Marker is in Mojave, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Flightline Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1434 Flightline Street, Mojave CA 93501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Marine Corps Air Station (here, next to this marker); Golden Queen Mine Cart (within shouting distance of this marker); Voyager Aircraft / SpaceShipOne Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Rotary Rocket Roton ATVConvair CV-990 (approx. ¾ mile away); F-4 Phantom II (approx. ¾ mile away); SAAB TF-35XD Draken (approx. ¾ mile away); Mojave 20-Mule Team Borax Terminus (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mojave.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.