View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:10 pm



Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Abandoned AeroJet plant 
Author Message
Centennial Attendee
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:21 am
Posts: 783
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Post Abandoned AeroJet plant
Quote:
In 1963 Aerojet-General built a rocket manufacturing plant in the middle of the Everglades. They were hoping to build rockets for the Apollo moon mission. The rockets were built and tested in a 150 ft. deep silo, the deepest hole ever dug in Florida.

In addition to the site, they dug the largest canal cutting through the Everglades to the Atlantic ocean. Because the rockets were so big (solid fueled), they could only be transfered by barge.

The Saturn rockets ended up with liquid fuel and Aerojet never got the contract. The site was abandoned in 1969, along with the rocket in the silo. It's been sitting there for nearly 50 years.


Video here.

_________________
“Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet.” –Abraham Lincoln


Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:00 pm
Profile YIM WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 1 post ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF