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) Controller, Landing Receiver, C-62/ARN-9 Object Radio Control Box, Type ARR-2, Aircraft Carrier Homing Unit Object Receiver, RCA, BC-348-0 Object Compass, Remote Indicating, Magnetic, AN5730-6 Object Garmin GPS 155, Prototype Object Pump, Air Mileage, Air Position Indicator (API) Object Relative Bearing Indicator, Radio Compass, I-81-A Object Radio Control Unit, C-21, VHF Omni Object Radio Rack, Radio Homing, MT-7A/ARR-2 Object Relative Bearing Indicator, Radio Compass, Lear, 2330A Object Antenna, Radio Compass, CP-17-A Object Gyro, Inertial Navigation System (INS) 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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