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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126 result(s) L. Welch Pogue Papers Archival Record SAUDIA (Saudi Arabian Airlines) Collection Archival Record Waco Aircraft Company records Archival Record American Export Airlines Transatlantic Route Reports Archival Record Matthew Bacon Sellers II Collection Archival Record Amelia Earhart Around-the-World Flight Correspondence File W.T. Miller Archival Record United States Manned Space Program Manuals Collection Donald Thompson Archival Record Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Earth Observation and Photography Experiment Archival Record Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records Archival Record Ray L. Newburn Collection Archival Record Edward V. Rickenbacker Microfilm Collection Archival Record Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) Documentation Archival Record
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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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