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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918 result(s) Photograph, Electric Spaceship for Manned Mars Flight Object By permifsion of the Patentees, this Engraving of The First Carriage, The "Aerial," is perfectly inscribed to the Directors of The Ærial Transit Company, by Their Obedient Servants Ackermann & Co. Object An exact Representation of M. Garnerin's Balloons, with an accurate View of The Ascent and Descent of the Parachute. Object Un Train de Plaisir Aérien Object Kosmische Fahrt Object Embrasement Deplorable de la Machine Aerostatique des Srs. Miolan et Janinet le dimanche 11 Juillet 1784 Object Garros Gagne le Grand Prix de l'aero club, 1912 Object Paulhan über Juvisy Object The first Ascent (unaccompanied) of Mr. Chas Paternoster, In his Balloon the Sultan, from Vauxhall Gardens, London Object Enlevement d'une Fille de L'air Object Consolidated "Liberator" B-24 Heavy Bomber ∙ U.S. Army Air Force Object The Royal Flying Corps Over Ypres (France) 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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