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Formation of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center

 
 
Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 3, 2011
1. Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker
Inscription. On September 8, 1960, President Dwight Eisenhower formally dedicated the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as a new field installation of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) organization that had resulted from the Army transfer of 4,670 civil service employees and 1,840 acres of Redstone Arsenal property and facilities worth $100 million. The new NASA center was named for the late General George C. Marshall. Mrs. Marshall was among those who joined the President at the dedication. Dr Werner von Braun, who became the Center's first director, also participated. The Marshall Center had been activated on July 1, 1960, as part of NASA, which had been established on October 1, 1958, by Congressional passage of the National Aeronautic and Space Act and charged with conducting the nation's space exploration programs. The nucleus of of NASA was the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, later named the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA)
 
Erected 2010 by Erected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Huntsville.
 
Location. 34° 41.889′ N, 86° 40.355′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Rideout Road, on the right when
Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 3, 2011
2. Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker
traveling south. Touch for map. Gate 9 of the Redstone Arsenal off Rightout Road at Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. NASA Skylab (approx. 1.3 miles away); Saturn V (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cernan Evans Schmitt (approx. 1.3 miles away); Young Mattingly Duke (approx. 1.3 miles away); Scott Worden Irwin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shepard Roosa Mitchell (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lovell Swigert Haise (approx. 1.3 miles away); Conrad Gordon Bean (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 3, 2011
3. Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker
back view
Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 3, 2011
4. Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker
New construction going up near visitor's center at Redstone
Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 22, 2011
5. Formation of the George C Marshall Space Flight Center Marker
News Paper Article on display at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Al.
General of the Army George C Marshall Statue image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 22, 2011
6. General of the Army George C Marshall Statue
On display at the Space and Rocket Center
Dedication of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 23, 2010
7. Dedication of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center Marker
Located at NASA Museum on Redstone Arsenal
Picture of George C. Marshall at Space Flight Center image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 23, 2010
8. Picture of George C. Marshall at Space Flight Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 3, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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