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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120 result(s) Pilot Control Unit, Prototype, Jet Electronics Object Antenna, Automatic Direction Finder (ADF), MK 1 Object Platform, Gyro, Inertial Navigation System (INS) Object Control Unit, Radio Compass, ARC 12, C-48 Object Filter, Low Impedence Radio Range, F-21/ARA-9 Object Indicator, AFN-2 Object Omni Bearing Indicator (OBI), Type CA1477/3 Object Inertial Navigation System (INS), SPIRE Jr. Object Antenna, Marker Beacon, Model B, Doolittle/Guggenheim trials Object Receiver, Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Object Navigation Control, AN/ASQ-48 Object Display Unit, Moving Map, Panel Pictoral Unit, Type-5 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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