Twenty-Five Years of Space Exploration

July 1, 1982 – April 3, 1983

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Milestones of Flight, Gallery 100, 1st Floor, Center Floor Plan

Through film, artifacts, photographs, and samples of news accounts, developments of the space age are placed against the background of social, cultural, and other events of the time.

An adaptation of the exhibit will be circulated by SITES after closing.

The exhibit covers 5 topics:

  • The Beginnings (1957-1958)
  • Man in Space (1961-1964)
  • Lunar Conquest (1966-1969)
  • Space is Commonplace (1972-1976)
  • Today and Tomorrow (Voyager and the Space Shuttle)

Free supplemental self-guided tour of the Space Collection throughout the museum available at Information Desk.

Related booklet: Apollo to the Moon