Cosmosphere Collection

Cosmosphere Collection

This collection was part of a collaboration between the Cosmosphere and Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University. The collection contains photographs, manuals, handbooks, flow charts, letters, and hand-drawn diagrams featuring NASA's Mercury and Apollo Operations.

Founded in 1962, the Cosmosphere is one of the country's premier space museums and educational complexes. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution since 1998, the Cosmosphere houses the largest space artifact collection outside the National Air and Space Museum and the largest collection of Soviet space artifacts in the Western World.

The Cosmosphere maintains one of the most substantial archival collections documenting manned space exploration outside of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The intellectual content of the archive is of national importance. Overall, the archive contains hundreds of blueprints, technical manuals and maintenance documents, other documents, and photographs from the American and Soviet space programs.


Browse the Cosmosphere Collection:

Apollo One Investigation Materials

Project Mercury Images

Skylab Blueprints