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NASM director Michael Collins provides an overview of the Congressional debates concerning the funding and construction of a new NASM building. He describes the task of selecting artifacts and planning exhibits for the 1976 opening. He also describes the facilities that will be available in the new museum.


  • National Air and Space Museum
  • United States Congress


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Aerospace Vol. 11, 2 (Journal)

Contact information

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


June 1973


  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Congressional Hearings
  • New Museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Facilities Planning
  • Building

Physical description

pp. 12-17

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