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  • Cosmosphere selected for participation in the renovation of the Mission Operations Control Room

    Cosmosphere selected for participation in the renovation of the Mission Operations Control Room

    April 21, 2017

    By 2019, when the world celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the first steps of man on the moon, Johnson Space Center hopes to offer visitors a glimpse of what Mission Control looked like in that era.

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  • Division of Aviation Experts to Participate in Cosmosphere Spring Break

    Division of Aviation Experts to Participate in Cosmosphere Spring Break

    March 20, 2017

    From 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, Merrill Atwater, Director of Aviation, and Lindsey Dreiling, Manager of Aviation Marketing and Outreach from the Division of Aviation at the Kansas Department of Transportation, will be at the Cosmosphere to participate in Spring Break activities.

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  • Hundreds of Boy Scouts descend on Cosmosphere, HCC for merit badge event

    Hundreds of Boy Scouts descend on Cosmosphere, HCC for merit badge event

    March 6, 2017

    Boy Scouts from across Kansas had opportunities to earn 24 different merit badges, particularly ones related to science and technology, Saturday during a special event in Hutchinson.

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  • Multidisciplinary Middle School Performance to Honor Challenger Mission at Cosmosphere

    Multidisciplinary Middle School Performance to Honor Challenger Mission at Cosmosphere

    February 23, 2017

    On Thursday, February 23, at 10 a.m., more than 150 band, orchestra and choral middle school students from Manhattan-Ogden public schools will present a multidisciplinary performance surrounding the Challenger space shuttle mission at the Cosmosphere.

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  • 9 things from the movie ‘Hidden Figures’ that ended up in Hutchinson, Kansas

    9 things from the movie ‘Hidden Figures’ that ended up in Hutchinson, Kansas

    February 3, 2017

    “Hidden Figures,” a film about the true story of African-American women’s integral contributions to the American space program, has been receiving rave reviews.

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Upcoming Events

  • Ground Control Coffee Shop
    May 1 – May 5
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo Saturn V F-1 Engine Recovery
    May 18
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  • Members-Only Event with Vince Capone
    May 18
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  • Ground Control Coffee Shop

    Date: Monday, May 01, 2017
    Location:Cosmosphere Cafe

    WE ARE GO FOR COFFEE.

    Ground Control Coffee Shop.
    Stationed inside the Cosmosphere.
    Powered by Metro Coffee.

    Days & Hours:
    May 1-5, 2017
    Monday - Friday: 9:00-5:00 pm

    Location:
    Cosmosphere Cafè
    Located inside the Cosmosphere

    • Free WiFi (password: rental)
    • Metro Coffee
    • Room to study
    • Free Soda & popcorn refills*
    *Soda and popcorn must be in Cosmosphere containers to receive free refills.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo Saturn V F-1 Engine Recovery

    Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation of "Apollo Saturn V F-1 Engine Recovery," presented by special guest speaker, Vince Capone, speaker and lecturer on marine technology, shipwreck search OPS, diving, and marine sciences. 

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • Members-Only Event with Vince Capone

    Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Cosmosphere members, join us Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm, for an exclusive, members-only presentation by Vince Capone, the operations manager for the Apollo F-1 engine recovery project. He designed the search and helped analyze the data, developing the recovery prioritization strategy.

    In 2012 Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, and his team successfully retrieved the Apollo F-1 engines from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The Cosmosphere's fabrication, restoration and high fidelity division was choosen to conserve the parts in order to preserve their complete history. 

    Capone will give a multimedia presentation on the recovery of those very engines. You don't want to miss this. 

    Seating is limited. RSVP to the membership coordinator at membership@cosmo.org or call 620.665.9320 to reserve your spot. 

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