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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28,623 result(s) Loan - Insignia, 332nd Squadron, United States Army Air Forces Object Crankcase, Radial 9 Pratt & Whitney Wasp Object Wright Cyclone R-2600-13 (GR-2600-B655) , 2-Row, Radial 14 Engine Object Bands, Blohm & Voss BV 155 V2 Object Stupar Aero Works Propeller, Fixed-Pitch, Two-Blade ,Wood Object Rolls-Royce Dart Mk. 510 Turboprop Engine Object Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1Turbofan Engine, Cutaway Object Hiller "Six Pack" Pulse Reactor Engine Object Junkers Jumo 211, Inverted V-12 Engine Object General Electric J47-GE-17 Turbojet Engine, with afterburner Object Computer, Dead Reckoning, "The Velocity" Object Access panel, proper right, Horten H IX V3 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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