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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35 result(s) Patty Wagstaff Papers Archival Record Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines McKay Archival Record Clifford W. Henderson Collection Archival Record Paul S. Snyder Cartoon Collection Archival Record Minneapolis Newspapers Aviation Collection Archival Record William C. McDonald Papers Archival Record Wright Brothers First Flight Story Collection Moore Archival Record Northrop B-2 Spirit (Stealth Bomber) Materials Spataro Archival Record George Coleman Newspaper Article Archival Record S.P.A.C.E., Inc. Project Strato-Jump Nick Piantanida Collection Archival Record Krafft Arnold Ehricke Papers Archival Record United Air Lines Flight Attendant Photographs Marcelline Amelia Garvis 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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