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Before and After

Split photo showing the exterior or the SPL in 1943 and 2017.
The Special Projects Laboratory as it appeared in 1943 (left) and 2017.

This page contrasts views of the Special Projects Laboratory (SPL) during its years of operation with photographs from its final days. NASA materials researcher Michael Cuy developed the concept and provided many of the images.

Exterior with Bicycle

From the North

Main Entrance

Air Compressor


Test Cell

Office Radiator

From the South

Exhaust Stack

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