Aerojet Rocketdyne Research Paper

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Company and Organization
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a defense and aerospace contractor that deals heavily with the U.S. government and its various agencies such as NASA, the Missile Defense Agency and the US Air Force. However, the company also acts as a contractor and subcontractor to other companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Aerojet Rocketdyne’s history dates back to the 1940’s when its co-founders from California Institute of Technology created a groundbreaking new technology called Jet Assisted Take Off, which allowed aircrafts to not only take off from short runways from U.S. Navy carriers, but for the first time in history. The founders, started the company with its facilities located in Pasadena, California under the name Aerojet Engineering
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