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) Liquid Oxygen Tank, Rocket Engine, Robert H. Goddard Object Supercharger, Allison NACA Roots Type Engine Object Injector Head, Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, Lunar Module Ascent Engine Object Injector and Propellant Harness, Rocket Engine, R.H. Goddard Object Propellant Inlet Lines, Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, Gemini Reentry Control Syste Object Liner, Rocket Engine, JATO, M17G Object Engine starter crank, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh Object Cylinder and Piston, Liberty 12 Model A V-12 Engine Object Valve, Pressure, Rocket Engine, R.H. Goddard Object Cylinder, Wright Company Engine Object Miscellaneous Parts, Royal Aircraft Factory RAF-1a, V-8 Engine Object Lunkenheimer Model C-3 Engine Fuel Strainer 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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