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Building the Future of Military Space

The Armillary Sphere or the Space Motif is a steel and aluminum spherical sculpture created in 1978 by San Pedro artist Jack Brogan. It was commissioned by the Air Force Association to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Western Development Division, led by Gen. Bernard A. Schriever. The inner rings of the monument represent the Earth, while the outer rings represent the tracks of satellites developed by SMC orbiting around it.

PHOTO BY: SMC orbiting around it.
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