AEDC history office team puts a face on history

Gwendolyn Hinson, AEDC archive assistant, and David Hiebert, AEDC’s historian, look at a metal sign made to commemorate the restoration of the J-5 Rocket Test Cell. The facility was destroyed in an explosion in 1985. No one was killed, but the explosion could be heard 30 miles away. According to Hiebert, the center vowed to return it to service in one year at $20 million. They did it in less time for less money. The red bird is the phoenix rising from the ashes. Hiebert said the commemorative piece is a heavy piece of metal, weighing around 50 pounds. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend))

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