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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  • Solar System Probe, Landing Apparatus and Orbital Bus, Vega
    Country of Origin: USSR
    Manufacturer: Lavochkin Scientific Production Association
    Credit Line: Gift of J. Buckner Hightower and Gregory W. Schnurr and Lavochkin Scientific Production Association
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
  • 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
  • Probe, Mars 96 with Mars Oxidation Experiment
    Country of Origin: Russian Federation
    Manufacturer: Lavochkin Scientific Production Association
    Subcontractor: NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Credit Line: Transferred from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned