Archives Spotlight: National Archives || Space & Space Exploration

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Archives act as window into the past, documenting the long historical legacies of the times before them. They enable us, as society, to regard the past with curious eyes, maintaining a partial an objective judgement for the purposes of conducting a forum conducive to education and research.

What is the National Archives and Records Administration?

The National Archives and Records Administration or NARA acts as the nation’s archives. Every day the United States Federal Government creates thousands of documents and materials that entails the national government’s business legislative decisions. According to the NARA website, “only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons” and thus are kept within the National Archives.

These records are preserved (both in physical and digital mediums) and are available for public use. Whether you wish to conduct research on your family lineage or are an amateur historian, several topics are sure to interest you!

Doing Research

How do I do research at the Archives? Here is how to get started!


The National Archives and Records Administration houses one of the United States’ most extensive collections regarding space research and exploration!

Space & Space Exploration Archives

“Information about the United States’ space flight programs, including NASA missions and the astronauts who participate in the efforts to explore Earth’s galaxy.”

Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Congress and Early Exploration of Space

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