The Aerospace Valley

The Aerospace Valley (HM11GG)

Location: Palmdale, CA 93551 Los Angeles County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 32.441', W 118° 7.355'

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They All Had The Right Stuff

With more than 150 "First Flight" records and numerous milestone in flight, the Antelope Valley has been home to Aerospace throughout the century. These numerous accomplishments include:

-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.
HM NumberHM11GG
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByPlatrix Chapter No. 2, E Clampus Vitus Edwards AFB Flight Test Museum and The Antelope Valley Aerospace Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:51pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] MICHAELRPERRY  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 396990 N 3822680
Decimal Degrees34.54068333, -118.12258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 32.441', W 118° 7.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 32' 26.46" N, 118° 7' 21.30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)661, 323, 805
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401 Aerospace Hwy, Palmdale CA 93551, US
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