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) The conqueror of one pole attempts the other. Commander Byrd, the Antartic, 1919. Flights. Unforgettable Exploits of the Air. Drawings by Frank Lemon. Published privately by the Wright Aeronautical Corporation for Christmas 1928. No. 35. Object March of Intellect Object Montgolfier in the Clouds-Constructing of Air Balloons for the Grande Monarque Object Disegno del Delizoso Guardino di Moncucco, Pied 72 Larga 66' Object aux amateurs de physique Object An Exact Representation of the First Aerial Ship the Eagle Object Geissler. Mensch Imall Object Dédale et Icare Object Print, Lithograph on Paper Object An exact representation of Mr. Sadlers Balloon by which he ascended from the Mermaid at Hackney in Middlesex Object America Object The Ascent of Mrs. Graham with the Royal Victoria Balloon. Accompanied by Mrs. W.H. Adams and Miss Dean, the only three female Aeronauts that ever ascended alone. from the Mermaid Tea Garens sic, Hackney. on the 9th of August, 1837. Object
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