James Blackmon, principal research engineer for the University of Alabama at Huntsville Propulsion Research Center, right, opens a crate sealed in 1957 that contains a rocket he created as a teen. Robert Frederick, left, director of the Propulsion Research Center was present at the March 19 unveiling.
James Blackmon, principal research engineer for the University of Alabama at Huntsville Propulsion Research Center, right, opens a crate sealed in 1957 that contains a rocket he created as a teen. Robert Frederick, left, director of the Propulsion Research Center was present at the March 19 unveiling. Michael Mercier The University of Alabama, Huntsville
James Blackmon, principal research engineer for the University of Alabama at Huntsville Propulsion Research Center, right, opens a crate sealed in 1957 that contains a rocket he created as a teen. Robert Frederick, left, director of the Propulsion Research Center was present at the March 19 unveiling. Michael Mercier The University of Alabama, Huntsville

Aerospace career really took off for NC teen rocketeer of the ’50s

April 18, 2015 08:00 PM

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