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, 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-Test Vehicles
  • 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
  • Camera, Rocket-Borne
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: General Electric, Missile & Space Division
    Credit Line: Gift of the Missile and Space Division of the General Electric Company.
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads
  • Satellite, Tanks, Propellant Storage, Agena
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Electrada Corp.
    Credit Line: Transferred from the United States Air Force.
    Date: 1962-1963
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Propulsion
  • Model, Wind Tunnel, X-20 Dyna-Soar
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Boeing Aerospace Company
    Credit Line: Transferred from the United States Air Force Museum.
    Type: MODELS-Wind Tunnel
  • 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
  • Monkey, Able
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Credit Line: Transferred from the Army Ballistic Missile Agency
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Experiment Specimen
  • 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