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Vandenberg Air Force Base
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AerospaceEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1942Vandenberg AFBLompocState: CACountry: USAWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/HistoricAerospaceSites/Creator: U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force

Vandenberg Air Force Base was the nation’s first space and ballistic missile operational and training base. Beginning with its first launch, a Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) on December 16, 1958, it has been the launch site of many of America’s military satellites and polar-orbiting satellites.

YearAdded:
2009
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/DVIDSHUB (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Delta IV Launch at Vandenberg Air Force BaseEra_date_from: 1942
Aberdeen Range, Aberdeen Proving Ground
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Research and DevelopmentEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1943US Army Test & Evaluation Command - Ryan BuildingAberdeenState: MDCountry: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/80-aberdeen-range-aberdeen-proving-groundCreator: U.S. Army

During the 1930's, research into advanced ballistic measurement techniques began at Aberdeen Proving Ground—the world's first large-scale, fully-instrumented ballistic range producing data on the aerodynamic characteristics of missiles in free flight.

YearAdded:
1982
Image Credit: Courtesy U.S. Army RDECOMImage Caption: High Explosive shells at Aberdeen Proving GroundEra_date_from: 1943
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