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Fleet Science Center - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 32° 43.866 W 117° 08.813
11S E 486237 N 3621486
Quick Description: The Fleet Science Center is located at 1875 El Prado in San Diego's Balboa Park. It is named after Reuben Hollis Fleet, a pioneer of American aviation.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2019 7:27:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM10CPB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Place:

The Fleet Science Center (previously the 'Reuben H. Fleet Science Center') is a science museum and planetarium in Balboa Park. It is at the east end of the El Prado Drive walkway, next to the Bea Evenson Fountain and plaza in central Balboa Park.

Established in 1973, it was the first science museum to combine interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome (OMNIMAX) theater, setting the standard that most major science museums follow today. (visit link)

The Person:

Reuben Hollis Fleet (March 6, 1887 – October 29, 1975) was an American aviation pioneer, industrialist and army officer. Fleet founded and led several corporations, including Consolidated Aircraft.

In 1961 Fleet founded the San Diego Aerospace Museum and in 1965 he was invested in the International Aerospace Hall of Fame, and his portrait now hangs along with the other inductees' in the Hall of Fame's gallery within the San Diego Air and Space Museum. (visit link)
Year it was dedicated: 1973

Location of Coordinates: Entrance

Related Web address (if available): [Web Link]

Type of place/structure you are waymarking: Building

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