Spacecraft Magnetic Test Facility

Also known as: Attitude Control Test Facility
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

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Description 

The only facility of its type in NASA's inventory, the Spacecraft Magnetic Test Facility makes it possible to determine and minimize the magnetic movement of even the largest unmanned spacecraft, and thus to maintain satellites in orbit. -- 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
85002811
Areas of significance
Other; Engineering
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
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1975-2000
Significant years
1966; 1985