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The first UAS Flight Test Center was created between the FAA and NMSU in 2008. This site was added to the six congressionally directed sites that were later selected in 2013.

WSPG:  Aerobee Flights

Van Allen.jpgBelow is a December 30, 1946, letter to Dr. George Gardiner from Dr. John Van Allen (of the Van Allen Belt fame, pictured right) requesting support for Aerobee flights.  As Dr. Van Allen later aptly described in his Gardiner memorial lecture in 1986, a corresponding request for proposal today would run to 100 pages. 

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