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Marshall Space Flight Center building 4200 imploded


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – The house of the administrative headquarters of the Marshall Space Flight Center was demolished on Saturday morning.

Building 4200 served as the administrative headquarters for 63 years, seeing incredible feats accomplished in NASA’s history. The Marshall Space Flight Center played an unprecedented role in space exploration with the development of the Saturn V rocket that powered the Apollo missions to the Moon.

Other projects included engines and propulsion hardware for the Space Shuttle program, science communications for the International Space Station, and space launch system management.

The first Flight Center employees began moving into the building in June 1963 after it was constructed by Electronic and Missile Facilities Inc. of Valley Stream, New York. In addition to housing the Research Projects Division, Aeroballistics Division, Future Projects, and Launch Operations Directorate, there was a hair salon, library, cafeteria, and other services in Building 4200.

Building 4200 which was demolished on Saturday morning was the former MSFC headquarters.

Many well-known personalities have visited the building, including First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson and General Chuck Yeager.

Marshall Space Flight Center Historic Preservation Officer Scott Worley said it best with the demolition of the building.

“Buildings are collapsing,” Worley said in a statement. “But the rockets keep going up. Our work is beyond the sky.

Watch the implosion in the video at the top of this story.

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