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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Langley Research Center gave these bookends to James Webb in January 1969. Webb, Administrator of NASA from February 1961 to October 1968, presided over the tremendous growth of the agency and numerous successful unmanned and manned space flight programs. Langley Research Center was originally established under the predecessor National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and was transferred to the newly-created NASA in October 1958.

Display Status This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type MEMORABILIA-People Dimensions Overall: 1 ft. tall x 6 1/2 in. wide x 3 in. deep (30.5 x 16.5 x 7.6cm)
Materials Bookends are wood with brass plaques and citation plates. Wood storage case.
Inventory Number A19840193000 Credit Line Gift of James Webb Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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