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) Vue Prise de la Grille du Château. Expérience du Globe Aerostatique de MM. Charles et Robert faite dans le Jardin des Thuilleries sur le Bassin en face du Château le Ier Decembre 1783. Object Print, Lithograph on Paper Object Gemini-Rendezvous Object "Canopus." Designed and built by Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd. for Imperial Airways Ltd. Launched 4th July 1936. Object Nouvelle Charrue sans brevet d'invention. Propre a labourer la terre sans Chevaux inventeé par Mr. Deghen Celebre Mécanicien Allemand Essayee au Champ de Mars 5 octobre 1812. Object Globe Aërostatique de Mrs. Charles et Robert. Au moment de leurs départ du Jardin des Thuilleries le premier Decembre 1783. A Paris chés Henauts et Rapilly, Mds. d'Estampes, Rue St. Jacques à la Ville de Coutances. Object Mésaventures, No. 1 Object L'ascension de Tessu-Brissy a Limoges en 1786 Object La Caisse de Balons ou Les Commis Effrayes Object Komtek i Object An exact Representation M. Garnerin's Balloons, with an accurate View of the Ascent and Descent of the Parachute. Object The First Air Voyage in North America Object
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