Component Test laboratory I was constructed in the mid-1950s to perform gas generator, turbopump, inducer, bearing, and seal testing. The facility was equipped with motor drives, dynamometers, and the propellant systems to support the programs. The programs supported include Thor, Atlas, Saturn-I/Saturn-V, SSME, and Free Electron Laser. The facility had seven multi-position test cells that generated 100s of tests annually during peak years.

Components Test Laboratory CTL I

Component Test Laboratory (CTL) I Gas Generator Firing 1956