Scholarly Research

With patience and determination, Historic Space Systems studies original source materials to satisfy your most demanding requirements for historical accuracy.

Information from these original sources helps define the dimensions and possible configurations of an exhibit or simulator. These sources include:

  • Engineering drawings
  • Specifications
  • Handbooks
  • Familiarization manuals
  • Flight plans
  • Mission debriefings
  • Spacecraft photographs, and
  • Actual spacecraft parts.

Your spacecraft exhibit is then a scholarly work, not simply guesswork.

Scholarly research of original source materials, such as drawings, manuals, and artifacts, adds to the authenticity of our spacecraft exhibits.

Examples of research reports written by our president, John Fongheiser:

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