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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1,641 result(s) Medal, Ji-Ji Shimpo Award, Lowell Smith, Douglas World Cruiser Object Medal, City of Kushimoto, Lowell Smith, Douglas World Cruiser Object Medal, Order of Sacred Treasure, Japan, Lowell Smith, Douglas World Cruiser Object Medal, International Shrine of the Birdmen, Lowell Smith, Douglas World Cruiser Object Medal, World War I Victory Medal, Lowell Smith Object Medal, Mackay Army Aviation Trophy Medal, St. Clair Streett Object Medal, Aero Club of America Aviation Medal of Merit, St. Clair Street Object Medal, Helen Culver Foundation, Lowell Smith Object Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Lowell H. Smith Object Medal, National Aeronautic Association, Lowell Smith, Douglas World Cruiser Object Medal, City of Muskogee Oklahoma, Lowell Smith, Douglas World Cruiser Object Medal, Mackay Army Aviation Trophy Medal, Capt. Lowell Smith 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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