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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96 result(s) Missile, Cruise, V-1, Compressed Air Tank Object Actuator, Air Vane, V-2 Object Nine-Ply Curved Spruce Rib, Nose Fairing, Poseidon C-3 Object Nine-Ply Spruce Rib, Nose Fairing, Poseidon C-3 Object Rocket, Second Stage, S-II-F/D Dynamic Test Vehicle, Saturn V Object Vanguard Rocket Object Ablative nose cone tip, Aerobee Object Missile, Cruise V-1 (Fi 103, FZG 76), Horizontal Stabilizer Object Missile, Air-to-Surface, Henschel Hs 293 A-1, Left Wing Object Missile, Surface-to-Air, Rheintochter R I, Servomotor Object Missile, Forward Main Body, Surface-to-Air, Enzian E1 Object Control Surface Cover, Henschel Hs 117, Schmetterling 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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