Access to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Archives is granted by appointment only and is based on staff availability.
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 hundreds of books
- Technical documents pertaining to the early space program
- NASA's special publications
- Congressional records from the early space program
- Science fiction materials from the 1920s forward
- The papers of WWII U. S. Army Ordnance Corps officers
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Archives also features the space collection of Frederick Ordway III, who served as the Technical Advisor for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.