The National Air and Space Museum holds in trust over 60,000 artifacts and more than 20,000 cubic feet of archival materials. Historic aircraft and space artifacts, such as the 1903 Wright Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, highlight the National Collection.

Thousands of additional artifacts—including engines, rockets, uniforms, spacesuits, balloons, artwork, documents, manuscripts, and photographs—document the richness of the history of flight. A wide variety of these artifacts are on display at the Museum in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

 

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The National Air and Space Museum holds in trust over 60,000 artifacts and more than 20,000 cubic feet of archival materials. Historic aircraft and space artifacts, such as the 1903 Wright Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, highlight the National Collection.

Thousands of additional artifacts—including engines, rockets, uniforms, spacesuits, balloons, artwork, documents, manuscripts, and photographs—document the richness of the history of flight. A wide variety of these artifacts are on display at the Museum in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

 

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Objects on display

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835 result(s) Propeller, variable-pitch, two-blade Object JATO (Jet-Assisted-Take-Off) Unit, Liquid Fueled, Double Spectre Object Rocket Motor, Liquid Fuel, ARS Water-Jacketed Object Rocket Motor, Liquid Fuel, Blank, American Rocket Society Object Rocket Motor, Solid Fuel, Mercury Retro, also Designated TE-316 Object Le Rhone Model C 9 Cylinder Rotary Engine, Cutaway Object Rocket Motors, Solid Fuel, Series of Three, WSR-2 Object Rocket Engine, Cutaway, Liquid Fuel, Radiamic Object Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, Super Sprite, Cut Away Object Motor, Solid Fuel, Project Mercury Retro; also Designated TE-316 Object Rocket Motor, ARS No. 4 Object Rocket Motor, Liquid Fuel, ARS No. 1 & 2 Object
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Our collections specialists actively work on the conservation, preservation, restoration, and long-term care of the objects in our collection. From full-scale restoration projects to applying preservation techniques and doing regular assessments, these activities form a crucial part of our stewardship of the National Collection.

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