Formation of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center

Formation of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (HMXUN)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35808 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 41.889', W 86° 40.355'

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On September 8, 1960, President Dwight Eisenhower formally dedicated the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as a new field installation of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) organization that had resulted from the Army transfer of 4,670 civil service employees and 1,840 acres of Redstone Arsenal property and facilities worth $100 million. The new NASA center was named for the late General George C. Marshall. Mrs. Marshall was among those who joined the President at the dedication. Dr Werner von Braun, who became the Center's first director, also participated. The Marshall Center had been activated on July 1, 1960, as part of NASA, which had been established on October 1, 1958, by Congressional passage of the National Aeronautic and Space Act and charged with conducting the nation's space exploration programs. The nucleus of of NASA was the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, later named the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA)
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByErected by the Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Huntsville
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 529986 N 3839618
Decimal Degrees34.69815000, -86.67258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.889', W 86° 40.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 53.34" N, 86° 40' 21.30" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 620-776 Redstone Gateway, Huntsville AL 35808, US
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