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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572 result(s) Access panel, proper right, Horten H IX V3 Object Piston and Connecting Rod, Curtiss E-4 Engine Assembly, Object Cylinder, Beardmore Engine Object Wing, Left, Hispano HA-200 Cairo Object Spark Plug, Mosler Vesuvius Engine Object Nose Glazing, Lippisch DM 1 Object Wing, Miscellaneous metal parts Blohm & Voss BV 155 V2 Object Cylinder, Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp R-1535 Radial 14 Object Hellfire Missile Kit, General Atomics MQ-1L Predator A Object Exhaust fairing, proper right, Horten H IX V3 Object Ladder, North American F-100D Super Sabre Object Nose Cap, Hang Glider, Wills Wing Talon 150 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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