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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14 result(s) William E. G. Taylor Collection Archival Record Major George E. Preddy, Jr. Combat Footage Archival Record The Sky on Fire: The First Battle of Britain, 1917-1918 Book Collection Fredette Archival Record World War II Republic P-47 Gun Camera Footage Archival Record Langley Theater Audio Tape Preservation Project Collection Archival Record Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection Archival Record H. Wallace Peters World War I Collection Archival Record Richard Rash Color Slide Collection Archival Record Trevor S. Tait Scrapbook Archival Record Albert K. McCutcheon Collection Archival Record Gregory H. "Pappy" Boyington Aviators Flight Log Book Archival Record Zenos R. Miller World War I Diaries Archival Record
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