Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. The Museum holds in trust over 30,000 aviation and 9,000 space artifacts. Historic aircraft and spacecraft, such as the Wright Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module, 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, at home and around the world.