Space: New Pad for the Space Shuttle

Slick Six may be the most sophisticated military complex ever built

To the ancient Chumash Indians of California, Point Arguello was holy territory, a land where the fog that drifted in from the Pacific mixed with sacred spirits in the skies. The men and women who swarm over that windswept ground today are still concerned with the heavens, but for a different reason: they are turning part of that area northwest of Los Angeles into the space age's newest launching site, the second center of the U.S. shuttle program. The scheduled first flight: October 1985....

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