Image of the day

Captured by
edward registrato

Newly Discovred Supernova in M 101

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

Collecting NASA Space Artifacts and Memorabilia

Started by spaceflight, 12/11/2007 07:49AM
Posted 12/11/2007 07:49AM | Edited 12/11/2007 07:52AM Opening Post
Am curious how many others on this board who collect NASA Space items but remain "in the closet". In my case, I focus on finding, documenting spacecraft components from the US Space Program (launch vehicle propulsion (rocket engines) , spacecraft systems used by the crew during flight or to support habitabilty/survival in space, Robotic spacecraft systems, experiments ect). However there other aspects to collecting "SPACE" to include autographs on (you name the item), flown momento's like flags, pins, coins; philatelic items ect, lucite encapsulated parts/pieces, books, models ect. If you do collect, how do you store/display these items; and how do you use them to support advocacy for US Space initiatives like Project Constellation? And as we close the 50th anniversary of the Proj Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, what, if any role do you see your collection playing to commemorate these truly historic milestones in human history?



Preserving Space History for the Future
Posted 12/11/2007 08:50PM #1
I am a small time collector. I wish I could do more, but I don't know where to look. I started back when I was a young boy in the 60's. I wish I had more, more more....

Not sure how too answer your other questions. Everything I have, I keep close. But I do show some things too kids, when I volunteer.
I think our history of the adventures of Man and Unman , as well as other things, should be preserved.

Just my 2 cents


Be a Blessing too someone today !
Clear Skys,
Bill - Astro Hillbilly 8)
And Pluto is still a Planet !