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1956 Large 20x24 Aerial Photo Cape Canaveral Official US Air Force Patrick AFB

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Rare 1956 "For Official Use Only" large 20 x 24 inch high quality aerial photograph of Cape Canaveral in Florida. Produced by The RCA Photographic Laboratory (RCA Photo Lab), Patrick Air Force Base, Air Force Missile Test Center, Florida. This is on thick cardstock paper (not thin poster paper). Some wear and tear, crease marks, discoloration, etc.

This is from the personal photograph collection of Gerry C. Coleman (Gerald Claiborne Coleman), a graduate of LSU in aeronautical engineering, he worked for Douglas, McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing in several capacities. He was one of the engineers who developed the engines that took the US to the moon and back. He was especially proud of the work his group did to design, build and fly a Single-Stage-To-Orbit X-plane rocket known as the "Delta Clipper" which took off and landed from it's tail.

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