Found your story about Aerojet . I grew up in Homestead in the sixties and had a vague remembrance of a day of one of those test firings. It seemed like a saturday, but being long ago and me of a young age it was a distant memory. Now living in Central FL and viewing numerous launches I recalled that morning test (or afternoon) being very loud & ground shaking.After reading your highly informative post I was able to determine that final test was indeed on a saturday. Great job.
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Frank Resillez said:May 28, 2012 5:09 pm PST
I was amazed at your article! For six years I worked in the area (2000 -2006) at the now destroyed Southern Glades Youth Camp in that same Aereojet Road. I thought I was the only one who knew that abandoned base, and only my inmates had explored it with me. No one knew about this and years ago, a guy from Fort Lauderdale, whose name escapes me, was trying to write a book about it entitled: "Nuclear Miami". I don't think he ever wrote it. Please call me so we can talk and compare notes on the area. I was there before the fences and gates, and before the vandalism! Frank (305) 710-9106
Dave Morrison said:April 17, 2012 9:48 am PST
Hi David.Found your page about the Homestead Aerojet site and really enjoyed it. I used to spend summers in Homestead and I remember the '67 test firing. It shook the ground and made a memorable racket to this "space crazed" kid. Thanks for helping me fill in the details of this piece of history.
Michael Christensen - Illinois said:July 3, 2011 1:43 pm PST
Wonderful article on Aerojet. Lost history revisited. PS: love your music, I'll have to search out a CD.
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