Items Represent Significant Accomplishments By The Space
NASA is inviting eligible education institutions, museums and
other organizations to examine and request space program artifacts
online. The items represent significant human spaceflight
technologies, processes and accomplishments from NASA's past and
present space exploration programs.
On Wednesday, June 15, NASA posted a seventh batch of artifacts.
The National Air & Space Museum, NASA visitor centers and
exhibit managers, other federal agencies, eligible education and
non-profit institutions, public museums, libraries and planetariums
can view and request space
This opportunity is being offered through NASA's partnership
with the General Services Administration. Together they developed
the first-of-its-kind Web-based, electronic viewing portal for
space artifacts. These artifacts are from the Space Shuttle, Hubble
Space Telescope, Apollo and International Space Station Programs.
Examples of artifacts include a space shuttle payload bay mockup,
cockpit seats and Apollo era glove assemblies.
Each artifact will be available for 42 days. For the first 21
days, internal organizations such as NASA visitor centers, agency
exhibit managers and the Smithsonian Institution may request
artifacts. External organizations, including museums, schools,
universities, libraries, and planetariums, may request artifacts
the following 21 days. After the screening period closes, and at
the completion of the request process, organizations will be
notified about the status of their request.
Orbiter Payload Bay Mockup On Potential Artifacts
Artifacts will be incrementally released when they no longer are
needed by NASA and in accordance with export control laws and
regulations. Artifacts are provided free of charge, however,
requesting organizations must pay for shipping and any special
To date, approximately 28,500 items of historic space
significance have been offered, mainly from the shuttle, with
contributions from Hubble, Apollo, Mercury, Gemini and space
station programs. Approximately 3,000 artifacts have been