Army defends decision to close space, tech library


The U.S. Army is defending a decision to close its historic 57-year-old space and technical library at Redstone Arsenal.

Army officials say it was a joint decision made by interested parties.

Al.com reports that the Redstone Scientific Information Center closed its doors Sept. 30.

The center was established in 1962 by a charter between the Army and NASA. It was overseen by a board of directors made up of senior leaders and scientists at Redstone’s various missile organizations.

Dr. Wernher von Braun and Maj. Gen. Francis “Frank” McMorrow agreed to build the original facility, which held information about rocketry and space science used to advance United States rocket programs.

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