Press Release

Aerojet Provides Engines for Space Display at Golden State Museum

By SpaceRef Editor
February 15, 2002
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Three rocket engines
showcasing decades of development and manufacturing at Aerojet went on display
in early February as part of the “California in Space” exhibit at the
Golden State Museum. This unique exhibit about the space industry in
California is a collaborative effort of the museum, the California Space
Authority and its members, such as Aerojet.

To highlight the company’s 60-year history in California, Aerojet provided
a Space Shuttle OMS (Orbital Maneuvering Subsystem) engine, a Delta II second
stage rocket engine and a Titan III second stage rocket engine. Aerojet also
provided supporting materials and historical photographs of union workers from
early programs at the Sacramento plant.

“Exhibiting Aerojet’s proud history in California is an exciting
opportunity for the company,” said Michael Martin, Aerojet president.
history is the foundation upon which we are growing our propulsion business
with new ideas, new technologies and new contracts on programs such as NASA’s
Space Launch Initiative. We are proud to participate in this exhibit and
display Aerojet’s continuing contributions to the exploration of space.”
The free exhibit is located in the public area on the ground floor of the
museum at 1020 O Street, Sacramento.
Adult admission to the main museum is
The exhibit will run Jan. 30 to April 28, 2002.

The California Space Authority supports the retention and expansion of
California space activities through program development, grant administration
and policymaker education. Working with the State of California, the
California Space Authority maximizes the State’s space-related potential by
developing, managing, coordinating funding for, or otherwise supporting
California-based space assets.
More information on CSA is available at

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, is a world-recognized aerospace and
defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, and
defense and armaments markets. Aerojet’s Web site address is .

SpaceRef staff editor.