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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321 result(s) Sea Water Desalter Kit, Rucksack #1B, Survival Kit, Skylab 4 Object Canteen, Charles A. Lindbergh Object Life Vest, Pneumatic, Royal Air Force Object Life Vest, Top Right, Command Pilot, Gemini XII Object Battery Pack, Survival Radio, Apollo 15 Object Life Vest, Type 10.30, Luftwaffe Object Parachute, Wiley flare, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh Object Blanket, Survival, Rucksack #1, Apollo Object Sea Water Desalter Kit, Rucksack #1B, Survival Kit, Skylab 4 Object Bag, Desalination, Survival Kit, Apollo 15 Object Waterproof match box, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh Object Life Vest, Dual, Apollo 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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