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  • Test cell that helped put man on moon completed 60 years ago

    The Satellite Rocket Test Cell still stands above much of the surrounding landscape at Arnold Air Force Base, serving as a reminder of the work performed across the installation to not only ensure national defense but to meet a goal as lofty as the cell’s stature – landing Americans on the moon. The test cell, more commonly known as J-3, played its
  • AEDC instrumental to program that put man on the moon

    AEDC played an integral role in this “giant leap for mankind.” In years leading up to the Apollo 11 moon landing, personnel at Arnold Air Force Base were involved in thousands of hours of testing to ensure the success of the NASA Project Apollo program.