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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122 result(s) Pump, 5500 PSI Liquid Hydrogen, Space Shuttle Main Engine, Cutaway Object Wright Cyclone R-1820 Engine Carburetor Object Connector, Rocket Motor, Liquid Fuel, James H. Wyld, Serial No. 1 Object Nozzle, Rocket Motor, Liquid Fuel, American Rocket Society Object Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, JATO, M19G Object V-2 Rocket Engine Turbopump cutaway Object Compressor , Rolls-Royce Dart Turboprop Object McCook Field Engine Parts, Valves, Valve Seats, Pistons Object Rocket Engine, Relief Valves and Nozzles, Viking Orbiter Propulsion System Object Cooling Jacket, Water, Rocket Motor, Goddard, Half Object Cylinder, Union Gas Engine Co. Engine Object Nozzle, Throat Section, Rocket Engine, Liquid Propellant 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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