Warminster, Pennsylvania: The Human Centrifuge (Closed)
- 780 Falcon Circle, Warminster, PA
- I-276/Pennsylvania Turnpike exit 351. Take ramp onto South US 1/Lincoln Hwy, cross Turnpike, then quickly take right ramp onto Hwy 132 W./E. Street Rd. Drive west for 7.5 miles. Turn right onto Jacksonville Rd/Hwy 332. Drive north 1/2 mile. There'll be an intersection of Johnsville Blvd on the right, but instead turn left into the industrial park (look for the sign for Bucks County Forensics Center). Follow the small road around to the left, on right you'll see the Ejection Tower and a tall line of shrubbery -- the building just past it houses the centrifuge.
- Currently closed. Hopes to reopen in 2016.
The Human Centrifuge
Famous astronauts once spun in this super-secret machine, the world's largest for simulating extreme gravitational forces. Currently closed; hopes to reopen in 2016. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/27/2010]
Human Centrifuge: It was a bad end to a good story. The World's Largest Human Centrifuge, which had reopened in Warminster, Pennsylvania, after years of neglect, was shut down last November. [04/08/2011] Complete Story...
The Human Centrifuge: Dr. R. Flanagan Gray worked at the once-secret (now open for tours) Human Centrifuge in Warminster, Pennsylvania. He believed that water cushioning was the key to surviving high-speed travel. [06/28/2010] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About The Human Centrifuge
This site is no longer available to visit. I called ahead as indicated in the description and spoke to Mike. His facility is closed for at least the next year (I spoke to him on 31 August 2015). He was quite nice, but would like to not receive so many phone calls.[Helen, 09/04/2015]
A human centrifuge from the space program is located at 300 East Bristol Road. It's on a concrete platform next to a beige windowless building that looks like a box. Sign next to road says: "Anechoic Chamber Applied Research Laboratory."[Zahra K., 08/12/2013]
This is not the same centrifuge gondola as the one at the Human Centrifuge facility in Warminster, PA.