Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Wernher von Braun (center) speaks to unknown man (right, probably a NASM staff member) while looking at the Goddard 1941 P-series rocket (A19850177000) on exhibit in Gallery 100 (Milestones of Flight) during von Braun's last visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM), March 18, 1976, before NASM opened to the public. Visible hanging in upper background are a Langley Aerodrome and the 1903 Wright Flyer with North American X-15 behind.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Astronautics
  • Rocketry
  • Museums, Smithsonian

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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