• The rocket park at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a testament to the Army's early years in rocket development. Since 1965, the space museum has showcased advancements in both space and defense hardware and technologies.

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Space Travel

While the ABMA was ultimately dismantled, the Army’s Ballistic Missile Program retained responsibility over projects complementary to space exploration, such as satellite communications and missile defense, and in 1962 was folded into the U.S. Army Missile Command (MICOM). In 1997 MICOM was merged into AMCOM, the Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, which still operates today on property next door to the Marshall Space Flight Center. The nearby U.S. Space and Rocket Center Museum showcases Werner von Braun’s masterpiece Saturn V along with other artifacts of NASA and Army space innovation.