A Visit to The Downey Space Plant, Birthplace of the Space Shuttle (1929-2012)

On November 29, 2012, Richard Schave of Esotouric visited Jerry Blackburn, President of the Aerospace Legacy Foundation, to talk about the fascinating history of space flight research in Downey, and the heartbreaking view just out Jerry's window of the ongoing demolition of the buildings in which the Apollo Mission and Space Shuttle were developed. This September, the Space Shuttle Endeavor flew over Downey to honor the work done on this site. By the end of 2012, there will be an empty lot where space history was made. The city of Downey and the project developers are in discussions with Walmart to bring a superstore to the site.

For more on the Downey Space Plant and Jerry's educational and archival work, visit www.aerospacelegacyfoundation.com.