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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23 result(s) Maitland B. Bleecker Collection Archival Record Emile and Henry A. Berliner Collection Archival Record Captain Ann H. Patrie Operation Desert Storm Collection Archival Record Sikorsky (S-62A) HH-52A (HU2S-1G) Seaguard (USCG) Manual Collection Archival Record Bartram Kelley Diaries Archival Record Helicopter Aerial Refueling Test Photographs and Reports Eastman Archival Record Aviation Slides Folsom Archival Record Bell Helicopter Model 47 Manuals and Photographs Archival Record Rotorway Scorpion Too Collection Archival Record Caroline Lachmann-Spivak Photographs Archival Record New York Airways Collection Archival Record Mandel Lenkowsky Early Vertical Flight Development Collection 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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