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Nevada Test Site, Engine Maintenance Assembly & Disassembly Facility, Area 25, Jackass Flats, Mercury, Nye County, NV

Nevada Test Site, Engine Maintenance Assembly & Disassembly Facility, Area 25, Jackass Flats, Mercury, Nye County, NV

 
 
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Significance: The Engine Maintenance Assembly and Disassembly Facility is significant for its role in the U.S. space program. The facility was part of a project that envisioned a nuclear-propelled launch vehicle for orbit around Mars, fly-by missions to Mercury and Jupiter, and eventually, past Pluto and beyond our solar system. While the tests conducted did not result in a nuclear-powered mission, they were important in their far-reaching potential. The success of the project revealed that such missions were technically feasible. Termination of the project was in 1973.
Survey number: HAER NV-25
Building/structure dates: 1962-1965 Initial Construction

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Vitro Engineering Company
Catalytic Construction Company
Desert Research Company, contractor
Carey & Company, Inc., Architects, contractor
Smith, Richard, photographer
Drollinger, Harold, historian
Beck, Colleen M, historian
Winslow, Diane, historian
Goldenberg, Nancy, historian
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