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NASA Archives Program

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Our Mission

The NASA Archives preserves and provides access to materials relating to NASA’s history, organization, and institutional knowledge to promote understanding and exploration of NASA’s mission across time and space.


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Our Collections

Agency-wide materials are held at NASA Headquarters and center-specific materials are available for Ames Research Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The NASA Archives collects significant records of enduring value to preserve NASA’s history, knowledge, people, and processes.

Collection Scope

Headquarters Archives

Preserving our Agency’s history

A collection providing evidence of the agency’s origins, management, policies, activities, people, and culture.

Explore the HQ Archives
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Archives boxes in the HQ archival collection