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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26 result(s) Les Aerostats Object Portrait of Dr. John Jeffries. From the Pastel by John Russell, R.A. Object F. Lhoste Object Ballons und Montgolfieren. Kunstkalender 1968. Object Calendar Object Robert Cocking; The Ascent of the Royal Nassau Balloon with the Parachute attached, 24th July 1837.; This Sketch exhibits the Parachute with Mr. Cocking in the three stages of the descent. Object Expérience fait à Versailles le 19 Sept 1783 Object France Militaire. Bataille de Fleurus. Object A View of the Grand Féte on Parker's Piece, Cambridge, To celebrate the Coronation of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, June 28th, 1838 Object Reproduction of "A view of the Balloon & Car with Mr. Sadler on his way from Dublin across the Irish Channel to England 1812" Object Untitled: Balloon. One of set of balloon prints for children. Object Untitled: Balloon. One of set of balloon prints for children. 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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