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Space Launch Complex 10

  • Also Known As: Missile Launch Complex 10

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

The Space Launch Complex 10 (SLC-10) is part of the Headquarters Air Force Systems Command Western Space and Missile Center (WSMC) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California. Built in 1958 for the US Air Force's Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Testing Program, this complex was adapted for space flight purposes. SLC-10 is comprised of a blockhouse and two launch pads (east and west) and was one of two launch pads built by the Douglas Aircraft Company to support combat training launches of the SM-75 Thor IRBM. Vandenberg Air Force Base belongs to Strategic Air Command (SAC). - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1958/00/00 United States Air Force Architect The Space Launch Complex 10 (SLC-10) was built in 1958 for the US Air Force
1958/00/00 Douglas Aircraft Company Architect The Space Launch Complex 10 (SLC-10) was built in 1958 for the US Air Force

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Particulars for Space Launch Complex 10:
Historic Use Air facility
Historic Era Cold War
Area of Significance Engineering
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Research facility
Sight Category Structure
Area of Significance Transportation

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 23rd June 1986

Registry Name: Space Launch Complex 10
Registry Address: Vandenberg Air Force Base
Registry Number: 86003511
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: Federal
Architect: US Air Force
Area in Acres: 138
Contributing Buildings: 6
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 2
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Engineering, Transportation, Exploration-settlement
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1975-2000
Historic Function: Education, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Air facility, Research facility
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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