Redstone Test Stand

Also known as: Interim Test Stand
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama

Photos 

Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Rocket (Missile) Test Stand

1. GENERAL VIEW OF SITE LOOKING SOUTHWEST. JUPITER 'HOP' STAND, FOREGROUND CENTER, REDSTONE TEST STAND FOREGROUND RIGHT, SATURN I C TEST STAND BACKGROUND LEFT.

Photo from the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

A steel frame structure constructed in 1953 from salvaged materials, this is the oldest static firing facility at the Marshall Space Flight Center. It was important in the development of the Jupiter C and Mercury/Redstone vehicles that launched the first American satellite and the first American manned spaceflight. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 3, 1985

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1976
Reference number
76000341
Areas of significance
Military; Engineering; Exploration/Settlement; Science
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Air-related; Research facility
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1950-1974
Significant year
1953
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 2

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