International Space

Spaceflight and the use of rockets and missiles is not a uniquely American concept.  From the time that the Chinese first harnessed the power of explosive power into rockets through the dawn of the aviation age, individuals and groups throughout the world pondered on the next stage of flight.  It thus follows that the subject matter of the National Air and Space Museum encompasses not only national, but also international and multinational history. U.S. space artifacts alone do not tell the complete history of spaceflight.  The Museum’s U.S. space program collections are nearly comprehensive, illustrating programs from concept to execution, and its international collections are essential to place the National Collection into the proper context.

"International Space" Objects (1 to 2 of 2)

  • Cigarettes, Apollo-Soyuz
    Country of Origin: USSR
    Astronaut: Aleksei Arkhipovich Leonov
    Donald K. Slayton
    Thomas P. Stafford
    Valerii Kubasov, 1935-2014
    Vance D. Brand
    Manufacturer: Yava Factory
    Credit Line: Gift of Lee Saegesser
    Type: MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
  • Cigarettes, Soyuz-Apollo
    Country of Origin: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    Manufacturer: Yava Factory
    Credit Line: Found In Collection. Donor Unknown at this Time. Found on NASM Premises.
    Type: MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture