Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (HM28G6)

Location: Agua Dulce, CA 91390 Los Angeles County
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N 34° 27.3', W 118° 18.2'

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On October 31, 1936 at a site approximately 400 yards to the southeast, in the Arroyo Seco River Bed, a group of students and co-workers from the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (GALCIT), with the encouragement of Dr. Theodore Von Karman, fired their first rocket motor burning gaseous oxygen and methyl alcohol.

This test led to the creation of the Galcit Rocket Research Project in 1937, formal government sponsorship of Galcit Rocket Research in 1939-1940, and the subsequent founding of the Jep Propulsion Laboratory in 1944.

Individuals who participated in the first Galcit Rocket test were:

Frank J. Malina · Edward S. Forman · John W. Parsons · William C. Rockefeller ·
William A. Bollay ·
Carlos C. Wood ·
Apollo M. O. Smith
HM NumberHM28G6
Placed ByJet Propulsion Laboratory
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Date Added Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 380281 N 3813377
Decimal Degrees34.45500000, -118.30333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 27.3', W 118° 18.2'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 27' 18" N, 118° 18' 12" W
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Area Code(s)661, 818
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30935 Mesa Grande Rd, Agua Dulce CA 91390, US
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