Concrete, Piece, Vertical Test Stand No. 1

Concrete, Piece, Vertical Test Stand No. 1

     

This is a piece of concrete from the Vertical Test Stand No. 1 (VTS-1) of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory of Rocketdyne in the Santa Susana Mountains, California. The VTS-1 was an important site used by Rocketdyne and its predecessor from the 1950s for the testing of the U.S.'s first large-scale liquid propellant rocket engines, starting with the Redstone missile engine.

This engine evolved into the engines for the Thor, Jupiter, and Atlas missiles, the engines for the Saturn V launch vehicle that took men to the Moon, and the Shuttle Main Engine. The VTS-1 was demolished in 1996 and the sign and other parts retrieved.

This object was donated in 1996 to the Smithsonian by Rocketdyne.

Gift of Rockwell International Corporation, Rocketdyne Division.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
PROPULSION-Miscellaneous

Materials
Concrete
Dimensions
Overall: 7in. x 3in. x 3in. (17.78 x 7.62 x 7.62cm)

This is a piece of concrete from the Vertical Test Stand No. 1 (VTS-1) of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory of Rocketdyne in the Santa Susana Mountains, California. The VTS-1 was an important site used by Rocketdyne and its predecessor from the 1950s for the testing of the U.S.'s first large-scale liquid propellant rocket engines, starting with the Redstone missile engine.

This engine evolved into the engines for the Thor, Jupiter, and Atlas missiles, the engines for the Saturn V launch vehicle that took men to the Moon, and the Shuttle Main Engine. The VTS-1 was demolished in 1996 and the sign and other parts retrieved.

This object was donated in 1996 to the Smithsonian by Rocketdyne.

Gift of Rockwell International Corporation, Rocketdyne Division.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
PROPULSION-Miscellaneous

Materials
Concrete
Dimensions
Overall: 7in. x 3in. x 3in. (17.78 x 7.62 x 7.62cm)

ID: A20040133000