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Mojave in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rotary Rocket Roton ATV

First Rocket Powered Vehicle to Fly At Mojave Spaceport

 

1999 A.D.

 
Rotary Rocket Roton ATV Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2012
1. Rotary Rocket Roton ATV Marker
Inscription. Far better it is to dare mighty thinkigs...even through checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
Chief Designer: Bevin McKinney
ATV Chief Engineer & Test Pilot: Marti Sarigul-Klijn
Director of Flight Test & Co-Pilot: Brian Binnie
 
Erected 2006 by East Kern Airport District Board of Directors.
 
Location. 35° 3.324′ N, 118° 9.479′ W. Marker is in Mojave, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Flightline Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located across the street from the Mojave Control Tower at Legacy Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1434 Flightline Street, Mojave CA 93501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Voyager Aircraft / SpaceShipOne Replica (a few steps from this marker); Mojave Air & Spaceport (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Marine Corps Air Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden Queen Mine Cart
Rotary Rocket Roton ATV Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2012
2. Rotary Rocket Roton ATV Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mojave 20-Mule Team Borax Terminus (approx. one mile away); Why Tehachapi Pass? / Pioneers of the Wind / Hike A Mile or Two - Thousand (approx. 11.3 miles away); Tomo-Kahni (approx. 12.2 miles away); Willow Springs (approx. 14.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mojave.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Rotary Rocket Roton ATV image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2012
3. Rotary Rocket Roton ATV
Rotary Rocket Roton ATV Cockpit image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2012
4. Rotary Rocket Roton ATV Cockpit
Rotary Rocket Roton ATV image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2012
5. Rotary Rocket Roton ATV
Within Legacy Park.
Legacy Park image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2012
6. Legacy Park
Rotary Rocket Roton ATV image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2012
7. Rotary Rocket Roton ATV
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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