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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28,624 result(s) Case, Membership Card, Army and Navy Legion of Valor, James H. Doolittle Object General Electric YJ93-GE-3 Turbojet Engine Object Starr Piano Co. Propeller, Fixed-Pitch, Two-Blade, Wood Object De Havilland H-1 Goblin Turbojet Engine Object Tow Bar, Bristol-Siddeley Pegasus Mk. 5 Turbofan Engine Object Nakajima Type 2 1450hp, Ha 34 Model 11, Radial 14 Engine Object Pressure Suit, Gemini, G2-C, White, Training Object Nakajima Homare (NK9C, Ha45-12) Model 12, 2-Row, Radial 18 Engine Object Spark Plug and Box, 312 H-T Object Jacket, Flying, Polish Air Force Object Spark Plug, Champion Dome Engine Object Casting Pattern, Langley 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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