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 Vernon Martin Papers Archival Record Aircraft Technical Notebook Furman Archival Record Lowe, Willard & Fowler (L. W. F.) Aircraft Photographs Collection Archival Record Amelia Earhart Letter to Winfield B. "Bert" Kinner Archival Record Naval Aircraft Escape Systems Collection Thomas Archival Record Alfred Victor Verville Papers Archival Record Wright Aeronautical Company, Paterson, New Jersey, Factory Construction Photographs Archival Record James L. Simmons Scrapbook Archival Record Howard Franklin Wehrle Scrapbook Archival Record United States Supersonic Transport Program (Friedman) Collection Archival Record Curtiss-Wright Photography Tucker Archival Record Glenn H. Curtiss 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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