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Saturn V Dynamic Test Stand

Huntsville, Alabama
County of Madison.
National Register Number: 85002806
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Education - research facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 3, 1985):
Built in 1964 to conduct mechanical and vibrational tests on the fully assembled Saturn V rocket, this facility represents the last step in the testing process before the vehicle was accepted for full flight status. Major problems capable of causing failure of the vehicle were discovered and corrected before the rocket ever reached the launch complex at the Kennedy Space Center. The success of the Saturn V program and the fact that no Saturn V ever failed in flight are indicative of the contribution of this facility.

Received Save America's Treasures grant in 2000 for $2,000,000.


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