Flight Time Barbie: Dolls from the Popular Culture Collection of the National Air and Space Museum

This Barbie doll is dressed in the Miss Astronaut silver spacesuit created by Mattel in 1965. Gift of Mattel, Inc., El Segundo, CA, National Air and Space Museum Collection

June 9, 1995 – September 4, 1995
National Air and Space Museum
6th St. & Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC
Entrance to Flight in the Arts, Gallery 211, 2nd Floor, East Wing

On view are 2 showcases containing 56 space and aviation–related toys, including 15 Barbie dolls and 19 other Mattel personalities, tracing the history of Barbie from American Airlines stewardess in 1961 to astronaut in 1994. Also included are 1993 Barbie and Ken dolls dressed as members of the 101st Airborne Division Operation Desert Storm and the 1994 Air Force Thunderbirds.