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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28,625 result(s) McDonnell XPJ40-MD-2 Pulsejet Engine Object De Havilland Goblin H-1Turbojet Engine Object Boots, Pilot, Frontier Airlines, Emily Howell Warner Object Lycoming O-540-A3D5, Horizontally-Opposed 6 Engine Object Casting Pattern, Langley Object Allegheny Ludlum Award, Roscoe Turner Object Hinged Panels, Blohm & Voss BV 155 V2 Object American Propeller and Mfg Co. Propeller, fixed-pitch, two-blade, wood Object Aeroprop Propeller, Variable-Pitch, Six-Blade, Metal, Hubs Object The Montgofier Brothers Object General Electric YJ93-GE-3 Turbojet Engine Object Starr Piano Co. Propeller, Fixed-Pitch, Two-Blade, Wood 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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