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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40 result(s) Card, Identification, United States Army Air Service, Arthur Raymond Brooks Object License, Balloon Pilot, M. Lester Witherup Object Certificate, Royal Naval Air Service Airship Pilot #130, M. Lester Witherup Object License, Pilot's, John S. Donaldson Object Pilot Rating Certificate, United States Army Air Service, Leroy Boutwell Object Medal, First Shuttle Flight Achievement Award, Sally Ride Object Flag, United States, Flown on STS-1, Sally Ride Object License, Aviator's, Brevetto Superiore Object License, Pilot's, Brevetto Superiore Object Certificate, 14th Air Force Association Object Commission, Royal Air Force, Leonard Joseph Farley Object Certificates, Airship Pilot, Royal Aero Club, M. Lester Witherup 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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