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) Wing, Left, Hispano HA-200 Cairo Object Nose Cap, Hang Glider, Wills Wing Talon 150 Object Spinner, Spirit of St. Louis, Charles A. Lindbergh, NY-Paris Flight May 21, 1927 Object Foam Canard Core Object Panels, Grumman G-22 Object Rotor Blade, Hot Cycle, XV-9 Object Wing Nuts, Bolts and Washers, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh Object Wing Attach Fitting Object Tires and Wheels, "Spirit of St. Louis", Charles A. Lindbergh Object Struts, Drone, Target, Radioplane OQ-14 Object Cylinder, Hydraulic Actuating Object Tire and Tube, main wheel, Horten H IX V3 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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