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) Miscellaneous Parts, Maupin-Lanteri Black Diamond Object Cap, Control Yoke, B-29 Superfortress, Glenn L. Martin Object Safety Pin, Drag Chute Mechanism, Parachute, North American F-100D Super Sabre Object Miscellaneous Parts, Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero Fighter) Model 52 "Zeke" Object Control Bar, Delta Wing Phoenix VI Object Fabric, Grumman G-22 Object Liner, Tire, main wheel, Horten H IX V3 Object Cushions, Back, Rear Cockpit, Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Hei (Mod. III) Type 2 Toryu Object Seat belt, Pilot's Seat, Right, Aichi M6A1 Seiran (Clear Sky Storm) Object Ashtray Object Foam Wing Core, Rutan, Varieze Object Lamp, Cockpit 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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