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.

 

About the collection About the archives

Multimedia Gallery

 

Objects on display

Search the Collection
Selected filters: Topic: African American air pilots
10 result(s) Emory Conrad Malick Biographical Information Archival Record Lawrence Edward "Larry" Campbell, Jr. Papers Archival Record Ida Van Smith Flight Clubs, Inc. Journal and Negro Airmen International, Inc. Membership Cards Archival Record Willa B. Brown Photograph Archival Record Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection Archival Record Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection Archival Record William Aiken Sr., Papers Archival Record Jesse L. Brown Photographs Archival Record Dale L. White, Sr., Papers Archival Record Janet Harmon Bragg Photographs Archival Record
See all object groups Aircraft Featured Object Group Aerial Cameras Featured Object Group Apollo 11 Featured Object Group How we care for our collections

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.

Collections care