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Space Hall

July 1, 1976 – May 15, 1997

Museum: Air and Space Museum

Location: Space Hall, Gallery 114, 1st Floor, East Wing

Space Hall features space boosters, guided missiles, and manned spacecraft.

Highlights include:

  • Skylab-Orbital Workshop, Multiple Docking Adapter and Airlock Module: Visitors may walk through the back-up Skylab spacecraft, America's 1st space station, 1973-1974
  • Spacelab: A model of a scientific lab carried within the space shuttle, where scientists conduct research in space, beginning in 1983 to present.
  • Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: 1st international manned space mission
  • Jupiter-C and Vanguard boosters: 1st 2 U.S. satellite launch vehicles
  • NASA Scout: A modern solid propellant space launch vehicle
  • Minuteman III: U.S. Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile
  • Poseidon: U.S. Navy's fleet ballistic missile -
  • M2-F3: "Lifting Body" used to prepare the way for the development of the Space Shuttle Orbiter