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Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

NARTS Test Area D & E Historic Districts (1946-1989)

 
 
NARTS Test Area D & E Historic Districts (1946-1989) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Huggan, March 2, 2012
1. NARTS Test Area D & E Historic Districts (1946-1989) Marker
Inscription. The Naval Air Rocket Test Station (NARTS) was grouped into eight (8) test area located along Snake Hill and Lake Denmark Roads. Utilized by both the Navy and a private company, Reaction Motors, Inc., these areas were considered to be the Navy’s premier rocket-engine test facilities. Area D tested the Bell X-1 (XLR-11) rocket engine in which Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947; Area E tested the X-15 (XLR-99) rocket engine and was one of the largest static test stands on the east coast.

Acknowledgements: Reaction Motors Founders- Lovell Lawrence, Jr., Hugh Franklin Pierce, John Shesta, James Hart Wyld and their employees.
 
Erected 2011 by Lake Shore Industries, Inc.
 
Location. 40° 57.391′ N, 74° 31.436′ W. Marker is in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Snake Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Picatinny Arsenal NJ 07806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1500 Former Army Rocket Test Area Historic District (1946-1989) (approx. half a mile away); Naval Commander's Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); 600 Ordnance Testing Area Historic District (1928-1948)

NARTS Test Area D & E Historic Districts (1946-1989) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Huggan, March 2, 2012
2. NARTS Test Area D & E Historic Districts (1946-1989) Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Walton Burial Ground (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mount Hope (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ford – Faesch Manor House - 1768 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Administration and Research Historic District (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Administration and Research Historic District (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Picatinny Arsenal.
 
More about this marker. Historical Marker located on Federal property. Visitor Pass required from person of contact at Picatinny Arsenal to view historic marker(s). Marker is in this post office area: Picatinny Arsenal NJ 07806, United States of America.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, Cold
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2012, by Jason Huggan of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on September 24, 2012, by Jason Huggan of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2012, by Jason Huggan of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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