Testing the Lunar Capsule Built by Ford Motor Company Aeronutronic Division, 1960

Summary

Ford Motor Company established the core of its aerospace division in 1956. Based in Newport Beach, California, the division manufactured satellites, missiles, and defense systems. It also played an important role in developing the Mission Control facility near Houston, Texas, that directed NASA's Gemini and Apollo space missions. Ford sold its aerospace division in 1990.

Ford Motor Company established the core of its aerospace division in 1956. Based in Newport Beach, California, the division manufactured satellites, missiles, and defense systems. It also played an important role in developing the Mission Control facility near Houston, Texas, that directed NASA's Gemini and Apollo space missions. Ford sold its aerospace division in 1990.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1960

Subject Date

02 December 1960

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2003.1.1857.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8 in

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