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) Breaker points, magneto advance set, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh Object Chamber, Combustion, and Nozzle, Rocket, Experimental Object Crank Shaft Inner Race, Royal Aircraft Factory RAF-1a, V-8 Engine Object Servo, Actuator, F-1 Rocket Engine Object Igniter Cable, Rocket, Solid-Fuel, Jet-Assisted Take-Off (JATO), RI 502 Object Carburetor, Curtiss OX-5 V-8 Engine Object Wright Cyclone R-3350-75 Radial 18 Engine Carburetor, Object Valve, Rocket Engine, Monopropellant Object Nozzle, Rocket, Experimental Object Engine Cylinder, Norman Prince, Lafayette Escadrille Object Injector, Fuel, Cutaway, Rocket Engine, Lark Missile Object Propellant Flow Regulator, Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, R.H. Goddard, 1926 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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