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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138 result(s) Lycoming PLF1A-2 Turbofan Engine Object Williams WR19 Turbofan Engine Object Turbojet Engine, Cutaway, General Electric J85-GE-17A Object Heinkel (von Ohain) HeS 3B Turbojet Engine, Reproduction Object General Electric T31 (TG-100) Turboprop Engine, Cutaway Object De Havilland Goblin H-1 Turbojet Engine, Cutaway Object Pratt & Whitney JT9D-1GT2 Turbofan Engine, Cutaway Object Kugisho Ne-20, Naval Air Technical Arsenal Turbojet Engine Object Pratt & Whitney J58 (JT11D-20) Turbojet Engine Object Lycoming T53-L-13 (LTC1K-4) Turboshaft Engine Object Tumansky R-11 Turbojet Engine Object GE J31 Turbojet Engine, Cutaway, Motorized 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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