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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84 result(s) Martin F. Scanlon Scrapbooks Archival Record Nose Art Photography Collection Serotkin Archival Record Volkenrode Institute Photographs Archival Record 509th Composite Group Color Slides and Correspondence Eidnes Archival Record United States Navy World War II Aircraft Recognition Model Plans Archival Record 509th Composite Group Photography Archival Record Glenn L. Martin Nebraska Company Scrapbooks (Brown Collection) Archival Record Major James Parton Transparencies Archival Record 509th Composite Group Aircraft Photography Archival Record John DeCamp Collection Archival Record Janice Christensen Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) Collection Archival Record WASP Binder: Pictures of Life and Training of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots 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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