Plan a Visit to the Archives
Researchers must make appointments for visits. Please call for an appointment as far in advance of your planned visit as possible, as space is limited and reading rooms may be temporarily closed to accommodate Museum functions. Additionally, some materials may require a few days' preparation.
Photocopies and microfilm reader/printers are available for a fee to researchers at both locations. Laptop computers may be used in the reading rooms. Digital cameras and small desktop scanners are permitted with prior approval from the Archives.
Archives Reading Room in VirginiaThe Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center holds the majority of the Archives' collections, including film, video, and microfilm. These collections are accessed through the reading room at that location.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
($15 parking fee)
Open: Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 4pm; call (703) 572-4045 for an appointment
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and all Federal holidays
Archives Reading Room in DCGeneral research on most topics can be completed at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC using the technical reference files, available in the Archives reading room. Researchers working here may also make use of the National Air and Space Museum branch of Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
National Air and Space Museum
Room 3100 (west end of the 3rd floor)
6th and Independence Avenue SW
Open: Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 4pm; call (703) 572-4045 for an appointment.
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and all Federal holidays.