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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.

PSL Alumni History Project

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PSL Engineers Robert Sabin and Paul Hill at WSPG
Checking a Dry-Cell Power Pack
to be Flown in a V-2 Rocket, 1947


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V-2 Rocket owned by New Mexico A&M from "The Physical Science Laboratory's First 25 Years (1946-1971) First Edition" by Bernard McCune

(Longtime PSL staff member Jed Durrenberger called it, "the V-2 that went to college."  This rocket was later donated to the Redstone Arsenal/NASA facilities in Huntsville, Alabama).







Goddard Hall - New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts' Engineering Building - Constructed in 1912



PSL Alumni History Project Acknowledgments



  • Raymond Bumgarner (affectionately known as "Raymo," pictured right) worked for many years on this PSL history project.,
  • Joe Gold, one of the original PSL employees, has memoirs documenting much of the flavor of the "Starting Years,"
  • Bernie McCune completed Raymo's "The Physical Science Laboratory's First 25 Years (1946-1971),"
  • Harold L. Connell conceived the history project,
  • Sophora Davis for clerical support for Raymo,
  • John D. "Dan" Martin for technical support,
  • "and the contribution of each of those 96 PSL old-timers whose oral histories were recorded on tape."