and V-2 weapons This complete set
of German weaponry is rare. The V-1 “Buzz Bomb” was
filled with enough gas to get to its target, then would
drop from the sky and explode upon landing. The V-2 was
the world’s first ballistic missile.
1 and Sputnik 2 This Sputnik 1
was a flight-ready back up for the flown Sputnik 1, which
launched the world's first satellite into space. This
Sputnik 2 was used in testing before the launch of the
flown Sputnik 2, which launched the world's first living
being into space: a dog named Laika.
Nuclear Warhead These rockets were,
at the time, the most accurate missiles ever built, as
they included guidance systems. The warhead displayed
in the museum no longer contains nuclear material or
Titan rocket This stage
of the Titan rocket was used to launch astronauts
into space during America’s second manned space
program, the Gemini program.
Vostok spacecraft This spacecraft
flew in space during Russia's Vostok space program, though
no one was on board.
Bell 7 Mercury spacecraft This spacecraft
was flown by astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom during America's
first manned space program, the Mercury program. It was
recovered from the bottom of the ocean in 1999 and restored
by the Cosmosphere.
X spacecraft This spacecraft
was flown by a two-person crew during the Gemini program.
White Room This white room
is one of only two white rooms used during the Apollo
program. When preparing for flight, Apollo astronauts
entered their spacecraft through the white room, which
was attached to the hatch of the command module.
13 command module Odyssey "Houston, we have
a problem." This spacecraft served as the vehicle that
housed the Apollo 13 crew through take off and reentry
into Earth's atmosphere.
rock This Moon rock
was collected from the lunar surface during Apollo 11,
the first Apollo mission to reach the Moon.