Rocket, Missile Stands & Launchers

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Suitland, MD

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) has numerous artifacts from America’s military and space history stored at the Garber Facility in Suitland, Maryland. We have treated multiple artifacts from this collection, including Little John Rocket Launcher, Corporal Rocket Launcher, Mobile Missile Launcher, and Rocket Engine Stand.

Conservation work carried out pertained to cleaning of failed coatings and loose corrosion products, removal of rust, application of corrosion inhibitors and powder coating using original specified paint colors. Each artifact was stripped of parts by the NASM staff prior to work being carried out. We transported each stand or launcher from the facility, treated each as specified, and returned the finished artifacts to the museum upon the completion of work.