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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30 result(s) Lawrence V. Smith Military Color Slide Collection Archival Record 509th Composite Group Color Slides and Correspondence Eidnes Archival Record Ted and Cecil "Teddy" Kenyon Collection Archival Record Jean Warren (J. W.) Seele Aircraft Photography Collection Archival Record North American X-15 Stereo Color Slides Archival Record Gemini and Apollo Crew Splashdown Recovery Color Slides Don Blair Archival Record On Miniature Wings Collection Archival Record Skylab Interior Design Concept Photography Archival Record William P. Johnson Lunar Module Collection Archival Record Francis Dean Collection Archival Record Ansco Autoset John Glenn Advertisement Slides Archival Record Philip Lathrap Aircraft Color Slide Collection Archival Record
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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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