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Discusses the opening of the National Air and Space Museum. Includes a history of the planning and funding for the museum, as well as the design and construction of the building. Also described is the computer system controlling audio-visual displays and the process of selecting artifacts for exhibit.


  • Collins, Michael 1930-
  • National Air and Space Museum


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Aviation Week and Space Technology Vol. vol. 105 (Journal)

Contact information

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


July 12, 1976


  • Computers
  • Airplanes
  • Openings
  • Architecture
  • Flight
  • Aeronautics
  • Congressional Debates
  • New Museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Budget
  • Space flight
  • Astronautics
  • Space vehicles
  • Buildings
  • Building

Physical description

pp. 38-39

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