Redstone Arsenal

Redstone Arsenal, U.S. rocket research and development center, 38,781 acres (15,694 hectares), N Ala., W of Huntsville est. 1941. One of the state's largest industrial enterprises, it includes the Army Missile Command, responsible for the army's rocket and guided missile program the Army Missile and Munitions Center and School the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 's George C. Marshall Space Flight Center which researches and develops large boosters for space vehicles and several private contractors.

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