NASM Construction Appropriation Approved

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Congress appropriates $40 million in construction funds for the new National Air and Space Museum. This is made up of a $13 million appropriation and express contract authority of $27 million.


  • National Air and Space Museum
  • United States Congress


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • "Fact Sheet" rev. 7/93 and "The Smithsonian and Flight" rev. 3/93 prepared by the National Air and Space Museum, Office of Public Affairs.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1972, p. 23

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


August 10, 1972


  • Architecture
  • Aeronautics
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Astronautics
  • Buildings
  • Building

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