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) Lilienthal Glider Object Seat Belt Object Main Landing Gear Strut Object Rotor Blades, Pair, K747, Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter Object Belly Panel, Right Side , Horten H IX V3 Object Winch, Rescue Basket, Helicopter, Coast Guard Object Air cushion, seat, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Object Wheel Object Stabilizer, Vertical, removed from: A19781577000 Object Float, Felixstowe F5L (Left Wing) Object Tire and Wheel, Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Hei (Mod. III) Type 2 Toryu (Dragon Killer) Object Cushion, Seat, Rear Cockpit, Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Hei (Mod. III) Type 2 Toryu (D) 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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