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.

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  • Experiment, Artificial Gravity, Kosmos 936
    Country of Origin: USSR
    Manufacturer: USSR Ministry of Health Institute for Biomedical Problems, USSR
    Credit Line: Gift of USSR Ministry of Health Institute for Biomedical Problems
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads
  • Life Support Block, Weightlessness, for Rats, Soviet
    Country of Origin: USSR
    Manufacturer: USSR Ministry of Health Institute for Biomedical Problems, USSR
    Credit Line: Gift of USSR Ministry of Health, Institute for Biomedical Problems
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads
  • Table, International Space Station (ISS)
    Country of Origin: Russian Federation
    United States of America
    Manufacturer: RSC Energia
    Astronaut: William "Bill" M. Shepherd
    Manufacturer: William "Bill" M. Shepherd
    Credit Line: Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Manned-Instruments & Payloads
  • Mir Airlock Sensor Unit (MASU), Mir Structural Dynamics Experimental Unit Model
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Contractor: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
    Subcontractor: Payload Systems, Inc.
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Johnson Space Center.
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Manned-Instruments & Payloads