Reaction Motors Presentation
|English: Detail of the Thiokol (Reaction Motors) XLR-99-RM-2 rocket engine nozzle installed on the North American X-15, a rocket-powered research aircraft. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Pequannock's Township Historian, Ed Engelbart with assistance from Historic District Commission Secretary Christopher Lotito, will provide a free presentation about the history of Reaction Motors at the Pequannock Township Library at 2pm on Monday October 15th.
The presentation will discuss the history of the company, formerly located at the Chilton Wellness Center site, and its integral role in the development of the rocket engine used by the Bell X-1 to break the Sound Barrier during Chuck Yeager's famous flight. Few know the true history of Pequannock and its aerospace past, but this presentation will be of great interest to those who wish to learn more.
Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock Historic District, Open Space, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region. Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children. Christopher Lotito Profile