Project Mercury - Capsule #2 - for web

Mission Statement

The Archives of The SPACE 3.0 Foundation exist to collect, safeguard, preserve, and provide access to materials related to the history of spaceflight, with special emphasis on commercial and business materials—an area that has been largely neglected over the first 60+ years of the Space Age. These are contained within our Space Business & Commerce Archives. Currently, the Archives consists of more than 200 linear feet of materials and nearly 1,000,000 pages of information in print and digital formats.

Our purpose is to preserve materials that advance the study and understanding of the people, organizations, and policies that operated at the foundation of the Space Age in order to promote a greater appreciation of the space industry’s political and cultural heritage, and the business and commercialization of space.

Inside the archives you will find:

      • Published materials on or about the space program, its people, policies, and activities
      • Official histories of programs and people associated with the space program
      • Private corporation-produced documents and materials including brochures, business plans, and presentations
      • Financial documents such as annual reports, corporate filings, investor relations presentations, investment analysis, etc.
      • Any published or unpublished works (including theses and dissertations) on space history related subject matter
      • Standard reference works focused on space or the business of space
      • Analysis of space from a commercial / business perspective
      • Transcripts of oral histories
      • Photographs, videos, digital media published on CD/DVD, audio recordings

Search the Archive: We are currently developing an online interface to search the SPACE 3.0 Archives, which includes the Space Business & Commerce Archives. Until it is ready, you can download a searchable Excel file.