The View From the Castle: America's finest Air and Space Museum is planned for 1976 to display and give meaning to a unique Smithsonian collection

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley describes the revived plans for the National Air and Space Museum, which was chartered in 1966 but abandoned due to the Vietnam War. Ripley discusses the worth and uniqueness of the new museum that is scheduled to open on the Mall in 1976.


  • National Air and Space Museum
  • United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 2, no. 12 (Journal)

Contact information

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


March 1972


  • Castle View
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975

Physical description

p. 4

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