"Air Transportation 2076" Collection
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0683
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1975-1977
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.2 Cubic feet
1 slim document box
Repository:
This collection consists of photographs of artist's concept color illustrations that appear to have been prepared for "Air Transportation 2076," an interactive exhibit or display in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's original Air Transportation gallery (opened July 1976) dealing with the different kinds of vehicles that might be used to transport people in the year 2076.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 47 color slides, 62 color 5 x 3.5 inch photographic prints, and 66 color 5 x 4 inch negatives; many of the slides, prints, and negatives are duplicates. The images show artist's concept illustrations of various types of hypothetical aircraft including a large amphibian aircraft that runs on nuclear power, an intercity transport, a personal electric fliver, an electric commuter jet, a transonic business jet, a hypersonic transport, a supersonic transport, a transonic transport, a flying wing, and a moon cruiseship with a ground to orbit shuttle. Not all of the negatives are represented as prints.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Images are arranged in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's original
Air Transportation
gallery, opened July 1, 1976, in the museum's National Mall Building, explored themes of air transportation in the United States including commercial air travel, moving of mail, and government regulation of aviation. When it opened, the gallery included a number of components, including "Air Transportation 2076," an interactive exhibit or display imagining the different kinds of vehicles that might be used to transport people in the year 2076. The
Air Transportation
gallery was updated periodically throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and replaced in November 2007 by a new exhibition,
America by Air
.

Administration
Author
Melissa A. N. Keiser
Immediate Source of Acquisition
NASM Collections, transfer, 2008, NASM.XXXX.0683
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Jessamyn Lloyd and Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2008; revised and encoded by Melissa A. N. Keiser, 2022.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
"Air Transportation 2076" Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0683, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space flight Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides (35mm transparencies) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
https://airandspace.si.edu/archives