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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58 result(s) Wheel, Aircraft Identification, United States Army Air Forces Object Model, Recognition, Grumman F4F-4 Object Surface Electrical Properties Experiment Object Trainer, Cockpit Procedures, North American RA-5C Vigilante Object Model, Recognition, Kawasaki KI-45KAI, "NICK" Object Model, Recognition, Mitsubishi G4M1 "BETTY 22" Object Model, Recognition, Mitsubishi A6M3 ZERO "Zeke 32" Object Command Module, Apollo, Emergency Egress Trainer Object Sextant, Training Object Flight Simulator, Link Trainer, ANT-18 Object Mockup, Crew Station, Gemini Object Couch, Mercury Procedures Trainer, Schirra 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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