Onward & Upward: A Virtual Telethon and Auction
September 16, 2020Join us, as we move onward and upward! Two great events will unfold as we celebrate the history of space exploration and the lessons it teaches, which are especially relevant today.
Space Artifact of the Month
September 1, 2020Did you know that the Cosmosphere only displays about 7% of its total artifacts from our collection? Every month you're invited behind-the-scenes to learn about unique space artifacts not typically available to the public with Cosmosphere Space Arti-FACTS.
OMEGA + NASA = A Match Made in Space
August 18, 2020An enormous OMEGA watch displays the time to visitors from the southwest corner of the Cosmosphere lobby. But did you know that the same display houses some rather notable artifacts—including a watch worn on the Moon by the first U.S. Astronaut.
Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch and Q&A
July 24, 2020Join the Cosmosphere on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 am CDT as Michael Staab, Cosmosphere Camp alumnus and current Fault Management Systems Principal Engineer for the Lunar Lander and Lunar Gateway programs at Northrop Grumman, joins us for a virtual event leading up to the live launch of the next Mars rover: Perseverance.
Back to School Splashdown
July 23, 2020Celebrate the end of summer and take advantage of the “Back-to-School Splashdown” discount at the Cosmosphere!
Liberty Bell 7: The Peril and Promise of Space Exploration
July 17, 2020On July 21, 1961, with a 15-minute suborbital flight of the Mercury spacecraft Liberty Bell 7, Gus Grissom became the second American in space.
Flying a T-38
April 27, 2020I was Deputy Director of FCOD (Flight Crew Operations Directorate) starting in 1992.
Thirty Years as a “Hubble Hugger”
April 23, 2020I remember April 24, 1990 almost as though it was last week. That was the date I was privileged to be on board the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-31, the mission that launched the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) into Earth orbit.
Conversation with SR-71 PIlot, Colonel Buz Carpenter
April 2, 2020Colonel Buz Carpenter piloted the SR-71 hanging in the Cosmosphere Lobby. Today, he checked in with us to answer students’ questions about what it was like to fly the SR-71.
The Cosmosphere is Your Place for Space in 2020!
January 7, 2020The Cosmosphere is Your Place for Space in 2020! And if you’re an educator in Northwestern Kansas, your students don’t even have to make the trek to Hutchinson to experience exciting, hands-on learning.
Top 13 STEAM Holiday Gifts
December 6, 2019Looking for that unique gift for the NASA or space lover on your list? Check out our TOP 13 STEAM Holiday Gifts!
In the News: Hidden Figures Artifacts and STEM Education
February 3, 2017Many artifacts featured and referenced in the film, Hidden Figures, can be found right here in Hutchinson, KS!
Welcome Home Scott Kelly! How are your fingernails?
March 2, 2016US Astronaut Scott Kelly returned from 340 days in space today. Over the next several weeks, medical teams will be assessing the impact of the long mission on his health. They'll be considering some of the same issues to be addressed at the first-of-its-kind Space Medicine Camp, available for high school students this summer at the Cosmosphere. Students will learn about the physiological and psychological impact of long duration space travel alongside subject matter experts from a variety of health science fields.