"Space Race" Opens at NASM

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"Space Race" opens at the National Air and Space Museum. The new exhibit in the Space Hall is the first time that it has been possible to display together American and Soviet objects pertaining to the Space Race. The exhibit includes rockets from World War II to a model of the international space station.


  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Space Race (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)
  • Space Hall (NASM)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, "The Torch," May 1997, p. 1, 7.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


May 16, 1997


  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Space flight
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Space vehicles


Soviet Union

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