Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times

The main engines for the space shuttles were made by Rocketdyne at this plant in Canoga Park. The vertical lathe was used to machine metal for large engine parts. The furnace was used to join metal parts for the shuttles and other rocket engines. In the welding room these nozzles, which have been used on several flights, will be installed on shuttles that are going on public display. More photos: Shuttle legacy in Southern California