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.


About the collection About the archives

Multimedia Gallery


Objects on display

Search the Collection
28,642 result(s) Medal, E. Godard Aine Balloon Ascent 1884 Object Image Sensor, Uvicon Object Badge, Pilot, Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) Object Tachometer, Dual, German, Fl 20284? Object Controller, Air Position Indicator (API) Object Drawing, Conté Crayon on Paper Object Fete du Sacre et Couronnement de Leurs Majestes Imperiales Object Insignia, California Wing, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Object Badge, Navigator 1st Class, Royal Thai Air Force Object Computer, Dead Reckoning, Telex Communications Object Schweitzer Luftverkehr Object Toy, Captain Video, Supersonic Space Ship, Red Object
See all object groups Aircraft Featured Object Group Aerial Cameras Featured Object Group Apollo 11 Featured Object Group How we care for our collections

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.

Collections Care