About Redstone Arsenal, AL
Founded in 1943, the Redstone Arsenal is set in Alabama, at 34°41'03"N 86°39'15"W latitude and longitude. In 2010, 1,946 people lived there. It was first a chemical weapons manufacturing facility in World War II, but in the post-war era it housed German rocket scientists involved with Operation Paperclip.
The team started on a series of ballistic missiles, beginning with V-2 rocket derivatives, then proceeding to a series of increasingly larger designs. During the Korean War, OGMC was told to develop a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, and the Redstone Arsenal started producing ammunition.
In 1962, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command was activated. The Redstone Arsenal hosts the Marshall Space Flight Center, which is NASA's center for propulsion development and analysis.