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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211 result(s) Miscellaneous metal parts Blohm & Voss BV 155 V2 Object Tires and Wheels, "Spirit of St. Louis", Charles A. Lindbergh Object Wheel Object Stabilizer, Vertical, removed from: A19781577000 Object Hardware, Nakajima Kikka (Orange Blossom) Object Pencil; Hoover for President 1928 Object Cylinder, Hydraulic, Brake Object Float, Delta Wing Phoenix VI Object Fiberglass Cloth, Rutan VariEze Object Lilienthal Glider Object Rotor Blade, Hot Cycle, XV-9 Object Wing Nuts, Bolts and Washers, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh 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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