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

NARTS Test Area D & E Historic Districts (1946-1989) (HM14KH)

Location: Dover, NJ 07801 Morris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 57.391', W 74° 31.436'

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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.

HM NumberHM14KH
Year Placed2011
Placed ByLake Shore Industries, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 540064 N 4534039
Decimal Degrees40.95651667, -74.52393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 57.391', W 74° 31.436'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 57' 23.46" N, 74° 31' 26.16" W
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Area Code(s)973, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3701 Snake Hill Rd, Dover NJ 07801, US
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