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Medal, French Academy of Sciences, 1978, Charles Draper


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Rockets and Missiles exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

This medal was given to Dr. Charles Stark Draper by the French Academy of Sciences in 1978 when he was named as a Foreign Associate of the organization, one of the earliest academies of science. Founded in 1666 by Louis XIV at the suggestion of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the French Academy of Sciences encourages and protects the spirit of French scientific research. Dr. Draper donated the medal to the National Collection in 1979.

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National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Charles S. Draper


Metal medal in wood storage box.


  • 3-D (Medal): 1.3 x 7.6cm (1/2 x 3 in.)
  • 3-D (Storage Box): 20.3 x 15.2cm (8 x 6 in.)

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AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

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