20 U.S. Code § 77a - Functions of museum
The national air and space museum shall memorialize the national development of aviation and space flight; collect, preserve, and display aeronautical and space flight equipment of historical interest and significance; serve as a repository for scientific equipment and data pertaining to the development of aviation and space flight; and provide educational material for the historical study of aviation and space flight.
Source(Aug. 12, 1946, ch. 955, § 2,60 Stat. 998; Pub. L. 89–509, pt. I, § 4,July 19, 1966, 80 Stat. 310.)
1966—Pub. L. 89–509substituted “national air and space museum” for “national air museum”, inserted “and space flight” after “aviation” wherever appearing, and substituted “aeronautical and space flight equipment” for “aeronautical equipment”.