The Archives of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center contains some of the most important technical documents and historic papers of the 20th century, including

  • The papers of Dr. Wernher von Braun and other rocket scientists - 108 linear feet of Von Braun's documents alone!
  • A collection of thousands of books
  • Technical documents pertaining to the early space program
  • All of NASA's special publications from the early years
  • Congressional records from the early space program
  • Science Fiction data from the 1920s forward
  • The papers of WWII Ordnance officers

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Archives also owns the space collection of Frederick Ordway III, who served as the Technical Advisor for the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Access to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Archives is granted by appointment only. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Archives welcomes researchers Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you are interested in accessing the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Archives, please call 1-800-637-7223.

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