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Electronic Technology for Space Rocket Launches
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1950-1959DateCreated: 1950-1969Kennedy Space CenterBrevard CountyState: FLZip: 32899Country: USAWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Electronic_Technology_for_Space_Rocket_Launches,_1950-1969

The demonstrated success in space flight is the result of electronic technology developed at Cape Canaveral, the J. F. Kennedy Space Center, and other sites. A wide variety of advances in radar tracking, data telemetry, instrumentation, space-to-ground communications, on-board guidance, and real-time computation were employed to support the U.S. space program. These and other electronic developments provided infrastructure necessary for the successful landing of men on the moon in July 1969 and their safe return to earth.

YearAdded:
2001
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/NASAImage Caption: A culmination of research in radar tracking, data telemetry, instrumentation, space-to-ground communications, on-board guidance, and real-time computation: the 1969 moon landing.Era_date_from: 1950
Saturn V Rocket
Society: ASMEMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: Air and Space TransportationEra: 1960-1969DateCreated: 1967John F. Kennedy Space CenterOrlandoState: FLZip: 32899Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/air-and-space-transportation/-54-saturn-v-rocket-%281967%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/fb4f1d1d-a005-46d5-b237-19f15b8e6549/52-Saturn-V-Rocket.aspxCreator: NASA

The largest rocket built at the time of the historic first missions to the moon, the Saturn V carried aloft the 45-ton Apollo spacecraft on earth orbital and lunar missions from 1967 to 1972. It also launched the 120-ton Skylab into earth orbit on May 14, 1973. 

YearAdded:
1980
Image Credit: Public Domain (NASA)Image Caption: The largest rocket engines built at the time of the first US missions to the moon.Era_date_from: 1967
Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Research and DevelopmentEra: 1950-1959DateCreated: 1954University of Florida
GainesvilleState: FLCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/research-and-development/-223-solar-energy-and-energy-conversion-laboratory, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/6ab985e7-a7b5-4c91-b4d7-8c32af04334c/223-Solar-Energy-and-Energy-Conversion-Laboratory.aspxCreator: Farber, Erich

This highly diverse facility has pioneered the development of solar energy applications worldwide. The Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory (SEECL) was unique in developing practical solar energy devices based on established principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics long before solar energy was considered a serious energy alternative.

YearAdded:
2003
Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: The SEECL was originally located at the Gianesville Regional Airport. Early experimental devices stood on the pad near the WW II bunker (early 1950s).Era_date_from: 1954
Reynolds-Corliss Pumping Engine
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: PumpingEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1917Main Street Pumping StationJacksonvilleState: FLZip: 32206Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/pumping/-12-reynolds-corliss-pumping-engine-%281917%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/15c2d049-d9f4-4272-b2b1-620835320534/12_Reynolds_Corliss_Pumping_Engine.aspxCreator: Allis-Chalmers Company

Installed alongside an Epping Carpenter pump that was later scrapped, this water pump was built by Allis-Chalmers, which for many years had Edwin Reynolds as its chief engineer. Driven by a Corliss steam engine, these large city water pumps were installed in Jacksonville's water supply improvement program in 1915, and each pumped 5 million gallons of water a day until 1930 when the first of the electric-driven peripheral pumping stations began operating. Steam engine operation was discontinued in 1956.

YearAdded:
1976
Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: Main Street Pumping Station - Jacksonville Water Department - 1917
Old Plant in Foreground - Landmark Reynolds-corliss Engine and
Allis Chalmers Pump Located in the Building in the Background.
View Looking North From Hogan's Creek
Era_date_from: 1917
McKinley Climatic Laboratory
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Research and DevelopmentEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 194446th Test WingEglin AFBState: FLZip: 32542Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/research-and-development/-116-mckinley-climatic-laboratory-%281944%29Creator: McKinley, Ashley, U.S. Army Air Force

Designed and constructed in the early 1940s, this laboratory has an unequalled capacity to simulate a wide range of climatic conditions from arctic cold to jungle moisture. Data from tests of some three hundred different aircraft and over two thousand items of equipment has provided information vital to the performance, safety, and reliability of aircraft operating in extremes of weather.

YearAdded:
1987
Image Credit: Public Domain (United States Air Force)Image Caption: McKinley Climatic LaboratoryEra_date_from: 1944
King's Road
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Roads & RailsEra: 1750-1799DateCreated: 1775New SmyrnaState: FLCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/King-s-Road/Creator: Grant, James

When Governor James Grant arrived in the newly acquired British colony of East Florida in 1764, he found it devoid of settlers. To increase both the population and commerce with the 13 colonies to the north, he commanded that a road be built from his provincial capital of St. Augustine to Ft. Barrington, Georgia. 

YearAdded:
1976
Image Caption: Section of a map showing King's Road in the Territory of Florida, by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, published in 1839.Era_date_from: 1775
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Food ProcessingEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1947FMC Corporation (Item no longer exists)LakelandState: FLZip: 33801Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/food-processing/-82-fmc-citrus-juice-extractor-%281947%29---Creator: FMC Corporation, Sunkist Corporation
Squeezing an orange for juice is part of the concept of this machine, only on a much larger scale. The extractor revolutionized the juice industry. The twenty-four head rotary action simultaneously extracts juice from the interior of the fruit and citrus oil from the peel surface. The first unit was operated experimentally on grapefruit at the Sunkist Exchange plant in Tempe, Arizona, during late May of 1946. Tests on citrus fruits continued in California, Texas, and Florida.
YearAdded:
1983
Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: FMC Citrus Juice ExtractorEra_date_from: 1947
Eglin Air Force Base
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1935Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)ValparaisoState: FLZip: 32580Country: USAWebsite: https://info.aiaa.org/AIAANews/Lists/AIAA%20News/DispForm.aspx?ID=76Creator: U.S. Army Air Corps

Established in 1935 as the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base, the base supported the U.S. Army Air Corps, the predecessor to the U.S. Air Force, as its primary facility for training new pilots in bombing and gunnery tactics. It also served as a test facility for aircraft, aircraft armament, air-delivered munitions and other aircraft systems. The base was renamed Eglin Field in 1937 in honor of Air Corps aviator Lt. Col. Frederick I. Eglin, who trained pilots during World War I, and who had recently died in an aircraft accident. After Congress created the U.S.

YearAdded:
2009
Image Credit: Public Domain (National Park Service)Image Caption: Eglin Air Force BaseEra_date_from: 1935
Castillo de San Marcos
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BuildingsEra: 1600sDateCreated: 1672-1695St. AugustineState: FLCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Castillo-de-San-Marcos/

The fort was constructed of coquina rock. Unique to Florida, the rock consists of millions of seashells cemented together. It proved highly durable and easily absorbed the force of many cannon balls. 

The Castillo de San Marcos was the first permanent European settlement in the continental United States. Originally an outpost of the Spanish Empire, it is the oldest major engineered structure existing in America.

YearAdded:
1975
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/inazakira (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Castillo de San MarcosEra_date_from: 1672
Central Yacht Basin
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1910-1919St. Petersburg Museum of HistorySt PetersburgState: FLZip: 33701Country: USAWebsite: http://www.aiaa.org/uploadedfiles/publications/other/momentum/2010/november-2010-momentum.pdfCreator: Benoist, Tom , Fansler, Percival

The St. Petersburg Yacht Basin was the original operating location of the St. Petersburg – Tampa Airboat Line, the nation’s first, regularly-scheduled commercial airline. The line’s inaugural flight was on January 1, 1914, with two daily, round-trip flights between St. Petersburg, Fla., and Tampa, Fla., using two Benoist Type XIV airboats. The flights were twenty-two minutes in length, one way, and rarely exceeded an altitude of five feet above the waters of Tampa Bay.

YearAdded:
2010
Image Credit: Courtesy of the Collections of Bjorn Larrson/David ZekriaImage Caption: Central Yacht Basin
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