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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49 result(s) French Balloon Scrapbook Archival Record Balloon Locomotive Correspondence Haenlein Archival Record Dr. John Jeffries Estate Book Archival Record Early Aeronautical Writings Archival Record Malcolm D. Ross Papers Archival Record Alfred Edward Moore Collection Archival Record Jean Warren (J. W.) Seele Aircraft Photography Collection Archival Record World War I 14th Balloon Photo Section Scrapbook Heveran Archival Record James Means Collection Archival Record Ballooning Over the Alps Scrapbook Archival Record Evelyn Way Kendall Early Aviation and Balloon Collection Archival Record 1922 National Balloon Race Reporting Card 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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