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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143 result(s) Alva R. DeGarmo Collection Archival Record Project Mercury "Big Joe" Installation Records (Eiband Collection) Archival Record Carl J. Christenson Papers Archival Record Geraldyn "Jerrie" M. Cobb Collection Gawey Archival Record Richard E. Schreder Papers and Drawings Archival Record Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection Archival Record Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Papers Archival Record Airline Ephemera Collection Pullman Archival Record Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection Archival Record United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials Archival Record Dennis Hasson Collection Archival Record Ingrid Pedersen Scrapbook Archival Record
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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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