B-3 in 2007
The NASA Glenn Research Center has a number of historic facilities, and some, like B-1 and B-3, have recently had to be demolished. The NASA Glenn History Program, Historical Preservation Officer, and facility managers have worked with the Ohio State Historic Historical Preservation Officer to develop strategies, budgets, and work plans to record the history of these facilities.
Although they had not been used for decades, the B-1 and B-3 tests stands had an interesting history and contributed to NASA’s space achievements in the 1960s and 1970s. Glenn felt it important to document the facilities prior to their 2010 destruction.
The Glenn History Office maintains a collection of historical materials, assists researchers, and documents historical topics through websites, documentaries, and publications. It has been involved with several other recent historical mitigation projects. These include the Plum Brook Reactor Facility, Rocket Engine Test Facility, the Altitude Wind Tunnel, and the Propulsion Systems Laboratory No. 1 and 2.
Programmatic Agreement Among NASA, NCSHPOs, and ACHP (PDF, 181KB)
NASA's Historic Preservation Program (2010) (PDF, 1.44MB)
Protection of Historical Properties (PDF, 150KB)
I. B-1 and B-3 Mitigation Project:
Description of this latest effort to document the B-1 and B-3 test stands.
II. NASA Glenn History Office:
Introduction to the Glenn History Office and its services.
III. Other Glenn Mitigation Projects:
Overview of previous historical mitigation projects at Glenn.