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Area. Review. Extensive Buffer Zone and Controlled Remote Property for Hazardous TestingModerate Desert Climate Ideal for Year-round TestingExisting Environmental Permits in Place for Hazardous Testing. Outline. Developed in 1962-64 to Support Apollo ProjectSubsidiary Unit of NASA Johnson Space CenterOccupies 28 square miles of the SW Corner of WSMRAnnual Budget is
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Location

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Overview Large Buffer Zone and Controlled Remote Property for Hazardous Testing Moderate Desert Climate Ideal for Year-round Testing Existing Environmental Permits in Place for Hazardous Testing

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Overview Constructed in 1962-64 to Support Apollo Project Subsidiary Unit of NASA Johnson Space Center Occupies 28 square miles of the SW Corner of WSMR Annual Budget is ~ $90 Million ~ 60 NASA and ~ 630 Contractor Personnel

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Organization Chart

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Mission Statement Our mission is to give the mastery and framework to test and assess shuttle materials, parts, and drive frameworks to empower the protected investigation and utilization of space.

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Customer Base Johnson Space Center - Shuttle Orbiter, Payloads, International Space Station, Crew Training, Constellation Program, and Special Projects NASA Headquarters and Other Field Centers Other US Government Agencies - Army, Navy, Air Force, DOD, DOE, EPA Commercial Industry

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Shuttle: Test and Evaluation

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ISS: Test and Evaluation

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Constellation: Test and Evaluation Materials and Components Evaluation Propulsion Systems Development Orbital Debris COPV

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Constellation Support Launch Operations Row Control Engine Test Development Peacekeeper 4-organize Hardware Harvesting Launch Facility Design and Construction

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Non-NASA Air Force Peacekeeper 4 th Stage Demilitarization Minuteman Upper Stage Life Tests Mobile Oxygen Storage Tanks Navy Material Offgassing Tests Army and DOE Support Services, Cleaning, Calibration Industry Pratt And Whitney - Engine Development Tests Aerojet - Engine Tests SpaceX - Material Oxygen Compatibility Test Wendell Hull Associates - Material/Components Oxygen Compatibility Test ASTM G4 Community - Material/Components Oxygen Compatibility Test

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Facilities Rocket Engine System Test Stands with Vacuum Long-length Large-height Simulation System Full-scale Hypergolic and Cryogenic Propulsion Test Systems Chemistry and Metallurgical Laboratories Flight Component Repair, Refurbishment, and Test Facilities High Energy Blast Facility Oxygen-enhanced Atmosphere Test Facilities Hypergolic Materials and Components Test Facilities Hypervelocity and Low Velocity Impact Test Facilities White Sands Space Harbor Launch and Landing Site

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Laboratories Test

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Laboratories Test Micrometeoroid/Debris Hypervelocity Impact Testing Propellant and Explosion Hazards Assessment Research on Flammability of Materials incorporating Metals in Oxygen-advanced Atmospheres

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Laboratories Test Components Failure Test and Analysis Molecular Analysis of Surface Effects utilizing X-beam Photoelectron Spectroscopy

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Hardware Processing Critical Flight Hardware Assembly Flight Critical System Components Refurbishment Flight Hardware Production

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Hardware Processing Precision Cleaning of Flight Critical Items Industrial and Scientific Imaging and Documentation Measurement Standards and Calibration Lab

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Propulsion Test Shuttle PRCS Thruster Hot-fire Testing Cassini – Saturn Orbit Insertion Engine Glows amid 3-h 20-min Continuous Firing Minuteman Qualification Firing inside Vacuum Test Cell

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Propulsion Test Night Firing of Shuttle Forward RCS Primary and Vernier Thrusters

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Propulsion Test Static Firing of DC-X with 4 LOX/Hydrogen RL10-A5 Engines DC-X Executes Vertical Landing at WSMR

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White Sands Space Harbor Orbiter Approach and Landing Training Facility Restricted, Controlled Airspace Long, Wide Lakebed Runways Year-round Flying Weather No "Fledgling strike" Problems

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White Sands Space Harbor Landing Training for Astronauts Landing/NAVAID Development Procedure Development Contingency STS Landing Site Training Aircraft Hangared at El Paso Airport Scheduled 250 Days for Flight Time Average 190 Days Flown

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Alternative Energy WSTF Renewable Energy Program Wind Power Class 4 – 5 Wind Site Install 3 – 4 MW to Provide Energy to WSTF (NASA financed) Install 70 – 100 MW (outsider financial specialist) Challenges : Construct a Road up the Mountain WSMR arrive (rent outsider speculator) Funding Solar Power Southwest has Great Potential for Solar Install no less than 1 MW for WSTF (NASA subsidized, NASA arrive) Install 100 MW (outsider financial specialist) Challenges : Resolve BLM Land Issues (outsider speculator)

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Educational and Community Outreach NASA Explorer Schools in New Mexico Design Competitions FIRST Robotics Program New Mexico MESA and MESA USA Schools & Regional Science and Engineering Fairs Science Education Alliance and the SCIAD Program Educational Tours of WSTF DC-9 Microgravity Fly High Program X PRIZE and International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Dona Ana County Spaceport Educational Initiative Hydrogen Technology Partnership (HyTeP) Oxygen and Hydrogen Safe System Operations Training to NMSU and zone clinics Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP)

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Economic Impact of WSTF Installation NASA White Sands Test Facility Families 600 Payroll $29.2 Million Total Contract Value $58.0 Million Budget $86.7 Million Local Area Purchases and Subcontracts Other New Mexico $1,641,879 Las Cruces $1,430,069 El Paso $1,276,890 Albuquerque $ 834,820 Alamogordo $ 56,788

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