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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127 result(s) McCook Field Collection Archival Record Edgar S. Gorrell Collection Archival Record E. D. "Hud" Weeks Collection Archival Record Winfield B. "Bert" Kinner Collection Archival Record William C. Hampton Collection Archival Record The Swoose: Odyssey of a B-17 Collection Archival Record NASA F-8 Supercritical Wing Collection Archival Record Virgil Kauffman/Aero Service Corporation Collection Archival Record Peenemünde Technical Reports (Fort Bliss / Putkammer Collection) Archival Record Colonel Alexis B. McMullen Collection Archival Record NASA Publications and Press Material (1955-1980) Archival Record Demonstration Advance Avionics System (DAAS) Collection 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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