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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49 result(s) Thomas Towle Ford Tri-Motor Collection Archival Record North American XB-70-1 Archival Record International Paints (Canada) Limited "Titanine" Aircraft Finishes Booklet Archival Record Daisy Mae Miller Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation Uniform Photographs Archival Record Victor Vernon Scrapbooks Archival Record Alfred W. Lawson Collection Archival Record Benson Russell Shaw Photo Album Archival Record Glenn L. Martin Scrapbook and Certificates Collection Archival Record Springfield Aircraft Corporation Photographs Archival Record Cunningham-Hall Collection Archival Record Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records - Patent Files Archival Record Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules ("Spruce Goose") Photo Album 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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