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Era
Date Created
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34.230822, -118.696375
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Santa Susana Field Laboratory
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Bravo Rd
City
Brandeis
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On 15 November 1950, the SSFL conducted its first official test with a Rocketdyne-designed XLR43-NA-1 large liquid propellant rocket engine, which later became the Redstone engine.  Encompassing 2558 acres, 18 large static test stands, 5 component test laboratories and an advanced test facility, the SSFL and its dedicated employees have provided significant contributions to U.S. rocketry and space programs for over 50 years.

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Rocketdyne's test stand for testing the J-2 engine in Santa Susana Mountains, 1963
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