Space Science

The space sciences collection includes objects ranging from engineering models, components, and prototypes to mockups and models representing the full range of scientific activities performed on space vehicles, including both suborbital and orbital satellites, probes, and landers, as well as missions flown into orbits around other celestial bodies, including the moon, other planets, the Sun, and the Earth’s Lagrangian points.  Specific subject matter areas include but are not limited to astrophysics, biology, the earth sciences,  geophysics, planetary science, and solar physics.  Collections areas also include artifacts from the ground-based sciences that represent the intellectual and technical infrastructure within which the problems addressed by the space sciences are rationalized.

 

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  • Lunar Orbiter, Engineering Mock-up
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Boeing Company
    Credit Line: Transferred from the Boeing Company through NASA - Langley Research Center
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Test Vehicles
  • Lunar Lander, Surveyor, Engineering Mock Up
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Credit Line: Transferred from NASA
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Test Vehicles
  • Structure, Lunar Orbiter
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Boeing
    Credit Line: Transferred from the Boeing Company through NASA - Langley Research Center
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Test Vehicles
  • Lunar Lander, Surveyor, T-21 Prototype
    Credit Line: Transferred by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hughes Aircraft Company is the manufacturer of the Surveyor spacecraft under the management of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Refurbished by JPL 1968 to look like Surveyor 7.
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Test Vehicles
  • Engineering Model, Mariner 2
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: July 1, 1976 to present
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Test Vehicles
  • Planetary Probe, Pioneer Venus, Deceleration Probe, Structural Test Model
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Credit Line: Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Test Vehicles
  • Planetary Probe, Comet Penetrator, Drop Test Model
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: NASA Ames Research Center
    Credit Line: Transferred by NASA Ames Research Center
    Type: SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Test Vehicles
  • Lamp, UV Corona
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Naval Research Laboratory
    Credit Line: Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory
    Type: INSTRUMENTS-Test
  • Detector, Radiation, Geiger, Viking
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Naval Research Laboratory
    Credit Line: Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory
    Type: INSTRUMENTS-Test
  • Mirror Transport Frame, Hubble Space Telescope
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Perkin-Elmer Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the Raytheon Company through NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center.
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Design, Manufacture, Test