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History Quiz – Week of Sept. 29


Last week’s question and answer:
True or false. Original plans called for a runway at Schriever Air Force Base to support the NASA Space Shuttle? This is false.  Although original plans called for a Shuttle Operations Center at Falcon, there was not a plan for a shuttle landing site.

This week’s question:
Schriever AFB (previously Falcon AFS) opened Sept. 26, 1985.  Who was the installation’s first commander?

Responses to the quiz questions can be emailed to 50th Space Wing Historian at

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