Palmdale in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Aerospace Valley
They All Had The Right Stuﬀ
-Air Force Capt. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 in 1947.
-Air Force Maj. Arthur "Kitt" Murray becoming the First Man to see the curvature of the earth in the Bell X-1A in 1954.
-Air Force Maj. William J. "Pete" Knight's record as the "Fastest Man Alive" flying at Mach 6.7 (4,520 MPH) in the X-15A-2 in 1967.
-The historic landing of the Space Shuttle Columbia on Rogers Dry Lake in 1981, following its first mission.
-The manufacturing of the B-2 and B-1B Bombers, F-117 Stealth ighter, SR-71 Blackbird and Space Shuttle Orbiters.
These and other "First Flight" Milestones have made the Antelope Valley the world's premier aerospace location. This monument is dedicated to the craftsmen, engineers, technicians and pilots who have made aerospace advances in the Antelope Valley possible. 1903-Celecbrating the Centennial of Flight -2003.
Erected 2003 by Platrix Chapter No. 2, E Clampus Vitus Edwards AFB Flight Test Museum and The Antelope Valley Aerospace Community.
Marker series. This marker E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 34° 32.441′ N, 118° 7.355′ W. Marker is in Palmdale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Aerospace Valley Freeway 14. Touch for map. Located off of Highway 14 at Lamont Odett Vista Point, south of East Avenue S. Marker is at or near this postal address: Aerospace Valley Freeway 14, Palmdale CA 93551, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The San Andreas Fault (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamont Odett Vista Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmdale School House (approx. 3.6 miles away); James J. Stegman 1920 - 2009 / A-4C Skyhawk (approx. 4.8 miles away); Stanley P Butchart 1928 - 2008 / C-140 Jetstar (approx. 4.8 miles away); B-2 Spirit (approx. 4.8 miles away); F-86F-30 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Blackbird Air Park (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmdale.
Categories. • Air & Space • Notable Events • Notable Persons •
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