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San Marino, Rise and fall of LA Aerospace Aug 3

Postby nichols » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:31 am

(Via Delirious)
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Friday 8/3 ROCKET SCIENCE AND REGION "Rise, Fall, and Rise of the Aerospace Industry in Southern California" featuring some of the pioneers of the aerospace industry from the Cold War era, as well as contemporary military officers in charge of various regional aerospace facilities in Southern California and social and cultural commentators on the aerospace community of workers, suburbs, and folkways | $40 res reqd | two-day conference | 8:30am at The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino

http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/huntington/

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Postby nichols » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:49 am

LOS ANGELES TIMES

A time when the sky wasn't the limit

The Cold War aerospace industry and its lasting effects on the Southland are recalled at a two-day conference at the Huntington Library.

By Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
August 4, 2007

William Graham recalled with awe the 1957 flight of Sputnik, the Soviet satellite that prompted the United States to leap wholeheartedly into the space race. A Caltech student at the time, he went to a professor's lab to tune in Sputnik's signal.

"We could hear this whistle come across the sky from horizon to horizon. It was a very, very impressive experience. And many of us decided at that point, somehow or another, we were going to be involved in the space program," said Graham, who went on to become a science advisor to President Reagan and deputy NASA administrator.

Now retired, Graham spoke Friday at a conference on the history of the aerospace industry in Southern California and its effect on the region. The event was held at the Huntington Library in San Marino...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/valle ... 9658.story

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