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) James V. Martin Scrapbook Archival Record North American Rockwell (Harrison Storms) Film Collection Archival Record Sopwith Aircraft Photo Albums Archival Record George A. Page Jr. Collection Archival Record Waco Model W Aristo-Craft Drawings Collection Archival Record Curtiss Falcon Lindbergh Special and Curtiss XF8C-4 Helldiver Maintenance Records Wehler Archival Record United States Supersonic Transport Program Collection Vierling Archival Record Fokker Aircraft, USA, Inc. Collection Archival Record Martin Aircraft Company Photograph Collection Archival Record McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Material Gerds Archival Record Boeing Commercial Aircraft Marketing Documentation Archival Record John Matthew Miller III Collection 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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