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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28,642 result(s) Spitfire in Flight Object Cowling, Nakajima Kikka (Orange Blossom) Object 25th Nov. 1783. The Air Balloon which ascended at the Artillery Ground & was found the same day at Grassham near Petworth, Sussex, 48 miles from London and was carried the next day to Petworth. Object Jeton, L'Armand Barbes Object Overalls, Flight Suit, Soyuz TM-13, Mir EO-4, Volkov Object Badge, Pilot, United States Army Air Forces Object Helmet, Pith, Anne Lindbergh, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq" Object Drawing, Felt Tip Pen on Paper Object Indicator, Bank Object Glove, Left, Mercury, Cooper Object Apollo 15- Night Before Launch Object Model, Static, Fairey Rotodyne, 1/40 scale Object
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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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