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) Fig. 1 Abbozzo della Nave Aerortoploa; Fig. 2 Nave Aerortoploa Object The fatal Descent of the Parachute at Lee, by which Mr. Cocking lost his life. Object Eugéne Godard, Aéronaute. Object Experiences Du Globe Aerostatique de Mm. Charles et Robert Object Esperienza del Globo Aereostatico... Object La Station d'Aerostats de la Tour Saint-Jacques Object Inflation of First Hydrogen Balloon, by J. A. C. Charles Object Drawing, Felt Tip Pen and Wash on Paper Object Print, Engraving on Paper, Letter Object Aerostation. 1 Montgolfier's Balloon. 2. Blanchard's. 3. Charles & Robert's. 4. Lunardi's. 5. Baldwin's View over the City of Chester, from Lunardi's Balloon. Object Bataille de Fleurus gagnée par l'Armée Française le 8 Messidor de l'an 2 Object Les Merveilleux Physiciens 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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