Rocks to Rockets

Rocks to Rockets (HM2A4Y)

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 Sacramento County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 35.516', W 121° 9.62'

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The moon room is the link between space exploration and Prairie City
SVRA. This area was once home to the world's largest site for rocket
engine development. This three story underground bunker was built to
protect scientists during testing of one of the most powerful rocket
engines ever developed.

The M-1 rocket engine was designed to lift a million pounds into space
That is equivalent to the weight of 36 school busses. The engine was
developed to support manned missions to Mars and lunar colonies. The
need for this extremely powerful engine was short lived after our
nation's focus switched to putting a person on the moon. However, not
all was lost; innovations and technology developed here were used on
future programs including the Space Shuttle. Keep an eye out for other
rocket development and testing features as you enjoy your time at
Prairie City SVRA.
HM NumberHM2A4Y
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Date Added Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 660217 N 4273099
Decimal Degrees38.59193333, -121.16033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.516', W 121° 9.62'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 30.96" N, 121° 9' 37.2" W
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Area Code(s)916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Rancho Cordova CA 95742, US
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