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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17 result(s) 50th Anniversary of the NC-4 Transatlantic Flight Collection Richard K. Smith Archival Record William Carl Diehl Collection Archival Record James Means Collection Archival Record Alan H. Nichols Biographical Material Archival Record Donald J. Ritchie Collection Archival Record Charles Ingram Stanton, Sr., Papers Archival Record The Swoose: Odyssey of a B-17 Collection Archival Record Peenemünde Technical Reports (Fort Bliss / Putkammer Collection) Archival Record Colonel Alexis B. McMullen Collection Archival Record Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services Collection Archival Record Admiral Maxwell F. Leslie Collection Archival Record 1st Aero Squadron Material Pendleton 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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