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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195 result(s) Rocket Engines, Liquid Fuel, Dual XLR-11 (X-15 Interim Engine Pair) Object Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, Lunar Module Ascent Object Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, Surveyor Vernier, also Designated TD-339 Object Ion Engine, Cesium, Eos Object Rocket Motor, Solid Fuel, Marc 50, Minuteman III Nosecone Ejection Motor Object Rocket Motor, Solid Fuel, 15-KS-1000, JATO (Jet-Assisted-Take-Off) Unit Object Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, XLR-87 for Titan 1 Missile Object Rocket Engines, Liquid Fuel, Attitude and Roll Control, Titan 3E Launch Vehicle Object Titan 1 Rocket Engine Object Rocket Motor, Liquid Fuel, Thruster, Attitude, 0.1 Pound, for ATS-F Satellite Object Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, XLR-11 Object Rocket Engine, Liquid, Apollo Service Module Reaction Control System, Mockup 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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