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) Virtual Reality Helmet Collection Archival Record Roy Healy Papers Archival Record Link Aviation, Inc. Collection Archival Record Packard V-1650 Merlin 12-Cylinder V Reports Collection Archival Record Historical Maps and Aerial Photographs Gröschel Archival Record Bell XV-15 (Model 301) Collection Archival Record Monnett Experimental Aircraft, Inc. (MONI) Collection Archival Record Captain Ann H. Patrie Operation Desert Storm Collection Archival Record V-2 (A-4), Corporal, Loon, and Redstone PGM-11 Missile Testing Collection Deans Archival Record Curtiss-Wright Engine Drawings and Manuals Collection Archival Record Lester D. Seymour Collection Archival Record Eric Preece Engine 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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