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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919 result(s) Pencil; Hoover for President 1928 Object Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Mighty Wind) REX Object Mitsubishi G4M3 Model 34 BETTY Object Cylinder, Hydraulic, Brake Object Wills Wing Talon 150 Object Float, Delta Wing Phoenix VI Object Curtiss Model E Flying Boat (hull only) Object Heinkel He 162 A-2 Spatz (Sparrow) Object Fiberglass Cloth, Rutan VariEze Object Lilienthal Glider Object Fabric, Aircraft, Spad XIII "Smith III" Object Model, Static, Aerospace Plane, McDonnell Douglas "Orient Express" Object
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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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