Entry into the Jet and Space Age - Long Beach, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 49.919 W 118° 08.587
11S E 394225 N 3744114
Quick Description: One of many historical marker on the former Douglas Aircraft Company headquarters complex in Long Beach, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2021 4:26:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM153KZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member HoustonControl
Views: 5

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Following the post World War II era the Douglas Aircraft Company focused on development of jet transports and the exploration of space. World travel became comfortable, efficient, and commonplace with a series of transport aircraft beginning with the DC-8. Subsequently over 3,500 jet transports rolled off the assembly lines.

Achievements in space technology
Post World War II 1946 - 1957 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, February 19, 2017
3. Post World War II 1946 - 1957
led to the first orbiting space station, Skylab, the first geosynchronous orbiting com munition satellite, the Saturn launch vehicle for the Apollo lunar exploration program, and the successful Delta launch vehicle family."

Fee (if no fee, enter 'none'): Free

How Long a Hike: 0

Amount of time an average person would spend here: Less than an hour

Accessible?: yes

Location is wheelchair accessible?: Yes

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