Huntington Beach site has storied history, but employees are focused on the future
BOEING – Huntington Beach, Calif., is a place where a mild and mellow beach culture perseveres, where pretentiousness takes a back seat to cool and casual. But it’s also the place where Boeing has designed and built world-changing aerospace products and services for more than 50 years. The site continues to make its mark today, developing a broad range of advanced technologies.
“There’s nothing like it … hitting the waves before most people are awake,” Eric Brown said. “It’s a great way to get energized for the day.”
Just a few miles inland, feats of another sort have earned honor and esteem in the aerospace world for more than 50 years at the Boeing Huntington Beach site. That’s where Brown works as a senior manager of the Advanced Concepts team in Boeing Research & Technology.
From this sprawling 187-acre (76-hectare) campus, rocket scientists, engineers and technicians from Boeing and its heritage companies have played major roles in the development of America’s most important space vehicles and platforms, including the Apollo spacecraft that took astronauts to the moon, the International Space Station, NASA’s space shuttles and the family of Delta rockets that has launched into orbit hundreds of commercial and military satellites.
Today, Huntington Beach is one of the largest Boeing Defense, Space & Security sites in the United States. more> http://tinyurl.com/o3b4oph