Freas Rocket Field

Freas Field was established in 1921 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).  It's original purpose was as a private airfield for the government (and government sponsored) research facilities in the Neptune City area.  As flight research expanded, part of the field became designated as the Freas Experimental Flight Station, and served as a testbed and construction facility for N.A.C.A designed aircraft. The field is located 20 miles outside of the city, in the county of Norfolk.

Shortly after the end of WWII, N.A.C.A. repurposed the Experimental Flight Station, and re-named the facility the Freas Rocket Field. It was during this time that Neptune City became one of the centers of cutting-edge Aeronautic research and development.

In 1984 it was downgraded as part of the Authorizing Appropriations to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for Fiscal Year 1985 and turned into the Freas Missile Range.

In 2008, several Neptune City "think-tank" corporations have become heavily involved in the Man on Mars developments, and there is renewed interest in the Freas Field as one of the key test facilities for the crafts that will make these future missions possible.


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