Category: california

The Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives at Edwards Air Force Base in California on January 31, 1977. From Rockwell International’s assembly facility in Palmdale, it moved overland at 3 mph on a road rig with 90 wheels. (Edwards AFB)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Star Trek’s original 11-foot Enterprise outside Volmer Jensen’s model shop in Burbank, California, December 29, 1964.

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, designed by Louis Kahn, constructed in 1963.


Awesomely named NASA engineer Allyn “Hap” Hazard tries out a moonsuit of his own design, California, September 1960.

Monsanto’s Hall of Chemistry at Disneyland, Anaheim, California, 1960s.


Labor strife at Convair Astronautics in San Diego, 1960.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

Cray supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, circa 1984.

San Diego, June 3, 1968: General Dynamics employee Toni Taura with models of the Atlas, Centaur, F106, and F102.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

The Nova laser computer control room at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, 1985.

Women building a B-17 bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California, October 1942. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer for the U.S. Office of War Information.