Haleakala, then and now

The concrete slab on which the NFIRE project dome sits was poured to support the generator (or construction office?) for the Air Force AEOS telescope.  Here’s a picture from the official press release out of Kirtland Air Force Base in 2002:

aeos_construction http://www.kirtland.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070404-028.pdf