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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396 result(s) Lockheed Aircraft Litho and Photographic Prints McKinley Archival Record Wallace McCrane World War I Collection Archival Record Elbert W. Proctor Collection Archival Record Lieutenant Earle Nichols World War I Photograph Collection Archival Record Ruth Law and Doris Hayes Photograph and Certificate Archival Record J. C. B. Tinling/Power Jets, Inc. Collection Archival Record Emile and Henry A. Berliner Collection Archival Record Ralph Stanton Barnaby Papers Archival Record 509th Composite Group Photography Archival Record William J. Hammer Collection Archival Record Malcolm D. Ross Papers Archival Record Evan J. Parker 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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