Spacecraft Propulsion Research Facility

Lewis Research Center, Plum Brook Station, Sandusky, Ohio

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Description 

This site is significant in the development of the Centaur Rocket, which has launched some of America's most important space probes. This facility enabled engineers to hot-fire full-scale Centaur engines in simulated space conditions. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 3, 1985

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 3, 1985
Reference number
85002802
Areas of significance
Other; Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Air-related; Research facility
Current functions
Air-related; Research facility
Period of significance
1950-1974
Significant year
1968
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing structures: 4