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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29,847 result(s) Token, Wright Aircraft Engines Object Medal, Commemorative, Merger of Wright Aeronautical and Curtiss Aircraft Co. Object San Francisco via TWA Object Fly TWA Italy Object Medal, Earth to the Stars Object Medal, St. Joseph of Copertino Object Fly TWA to Ireland Object Medal, Notre Dame des Air Velte Eurndus Object Medal, Winged Maiden Object Braniff International Airways Latin America Object Medal, French-Romanian Aerial Navigation Object Medal, Experiences a L'Etablissement de Chalais Meudon 1885 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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