Three rocket engines showcasing decades of development and manufacturing at Aerojet went on display in early February as part of the ``California in Space'' exhibit at the Golden State Museum. This unique exhibit about the space industry in California is a collaborative effort of the museum, the California Space Authority and its members, such as Aerojet.
To highlight the company's 60-year history in California, Aerojet provided a Space Shuttle OMS (Orbital Maneuvering Subsystem) engine, a Delta II second stage rocket engine and a Titan III second stage rocket engine. Aerojet also provided supporting materials and historical photographs of union workers from early programs at the Sacramento plant.
``Exhibiting Aerojet's proud history in California is an exciting opportunity for the company,'' said Michael Martin, Aerojet president. ``This history is the foundation upon which we are growing our propulsion business with new ideas, new technologies and new contracts on programs such as NASA's Space Launch Initiative. We are proud to participate in this exhibit and display Aerojet's continuing contributions to the exploration of space.'' The free exhibit is located in the public area on the ground floor of the museum at 1020 O Street, Sacramento. Adult admission to the main museum is $5. The exhibit will run Jan. 30 to April 28, 2002.
The California Space Authority supports the retention and expansion of California space activities through program development, grant administration and policymaker education. Working with the State of California, the California Space Authority maximizes the State's space-related potential by developing, managing, coordinating funding for, or otherwise supporting California-based space assets. More information on CSA is available at www.californiaspaceauthority.org.
Aerojet, a GenCorp company, is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, and defense and armaments markets. Aerojet's Web site address is http://www.aerojet.com .