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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495 result(s) Transmitter, Heintz and Kaufman, Type B1, Byrd 1929 Antarctic expedition Object Omni Bearing Indicator (OBI), Type CA1477/3 Object Radio Mounting Base, WEC, Type Ft-232-A Object Receiver, R-27/ARC-5 Object Sender, Telegraph, Japanese Object Control Unit, Radio, BC-496-A Object Receiver, Instrument Landing, German, Anforderz. Ln 28860 Object Airplane Radio Telegraph Transmitting Set Box, Type BC-15A Object Radio Control Unit, ARC, Type C-18 Object VHF Transmitter, Radio, ARC Type 12 Object Adapter, Headset. MC-385D Object Air Milage Unit, British, MK 1 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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