National Security Space

During the Cold Wars, the United States and USSR looked toward space for ways to spy on one another for the purposes of maintaining National Security and technological superiority. This group of objects represent some of the early advances in space-based reconnaissance during the Space Race.

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  • Cradle, Primate
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency, Redstone Arsenal
    Credit Line: Transferred by the Army Ballistic Missile Agency
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
  • Reentry Capsule Parachute, Satellite, Discoverer XIII
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Irving Air Chute Co.
    Credit Line: Transferred from the United States Air Force.
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components
  • Reentry Capsule, Cover and Screws/Bolts, Satellite, Discoverer XIII
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: General Electric Company
    Credit Line: Transferred from the United States Air Force.
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components
  • Model, Manned Orbiting Laboratory, 1:30
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas
    Credit Line: Transferred from the United States Air Force.
    Type: MODELS-Manned Spacecraft & Parts
  • Spacecraft, Sphere, Reentered
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Airteck Dynamic Inc.
    Credit Line: Transferred from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components
  • Model, Manned Orbiting Laboratory, 1:48
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas
    Credit Line: Gift of Howard DeVorkin
    Type: MODELS-Manned Spacecraft & Parts
  • Missile, Anti-Missile, Homing Overlay Experiment, (HOE)
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Lockheed Missiles and Space Division
    Credit Line: Transferred from the United States Army.
    Type: CRAFT-Missiles & Rocket Parts
  • Model, Dynasoar X-20
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Boeing Aerospace
    Credit Line: Gift of the Boeing Aerospace Company.
    Type: MODELS-Manned Spacecraft & Parts
  • Aircraft, X-15, Q-ball Nosecone
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hydraulic Research & Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Northrop
    Credit Line: Transferred from NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center.
    Type: CRAFT-Aircraft Parts
  • Model, Corona Film Return System
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: General Electric Co.
    Credit Line: Gift of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office.
    Type: MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts
  • Model, Manned Orbiting Laboratory
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Unknown
    Credit Line: Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.
    Type: MODELS-Manned Spacecraft & Parts
  • Model, Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, 1:2 Scale
    Country of Origin: United States
    Manufacturer: Hughes Missile Systems
    Credit Line: Gift of Raytheon Company
    Type: MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts