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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443 result(s) Watch, Navigation, Hamilton 4992B, AN5740 Object Astrocompass, Mark II Object Instrument Unit, Saturn Object Instrument Unit, S-IU 500-D-2, for Saturn V Dynamic Test Version Object Compass, Creagh Osborne, Alcock and Brown? Object Recording Paper, Drift Sight Object Mounting Arm, Sextant Object Compass, Display Model, Earth Inductor, Replica, Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh Object Sun Compass, Bumstead Object Astronavigator, Binocular Viewer Object Alignment Optical Telescope, Lunar Module Simulator Object Computer, Guidance, Gemini 8 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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