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  • Onward & Upward: A Virtual Telethon and Auction

    Onward & Upward: A Virtual Telethon and Auction

    September 16, 2020

    Join 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.

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  • Space Artifact of the Month

    Space Artifact of the Month

    September 1, 2020

    Did 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.

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  • OMEGA + NASA = A Match Made in Space

    OMEGA + NASA = A Match Made in Space

    August 18, 2020

    An 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. 

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  • Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch and Q&A

    Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch and Q&A

    July 24, 2020

    Join 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.

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  • Liberty Bell 7: The Peril and Promise of Space Exploration

    Liberty Bell 7: The Peril and Promise of Space Exploration

    July 17, 2020

    On July 21, 1961, with a 15-minute suborbital flight of the Mercury spacecraft Liberty Bell 7, Gus Grissom became the second American in space.

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  • Summer Space Splashdown OMEGA Moonwatch Raffle

    Summer Space Splashdown OMEGA Moonwatch Raffle

    July 2, 2020

    Help support the Cosmosphere during the Summer Space Splashdown by participating in our OMEGA Moonwatch Raffle!

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  • Flying a T-38

    Flying a T-38

    April 27, 2020

    I was Deputy Director of FCOD (Flight Crew Operations Directorate) starting in 1992. 

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  • Thirty Years as a “Hubble Hugger”

    Thirty Years as a “Hubble Hugger”

    April 23, 2020

    I 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.

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  • Conversation with SR-71 PIlot, Colonel Buz Carpenter

    Conversation with SR-71 PIlot, Colonel Buz Carpenter

    April 2, 2020

    Colonel 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.

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  • The Cosmosphere is Your Place for Space in 2020!

    The Cosmosphere is Your Place for Space in 2020!

    January 7, 2020

    The 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.

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  • Top 13 STEAM Holiday Gifts

    Top 13 STEAM Holiday Gifts

    December 6, 2019

    Looking for that unique gift for the NASA or space lover on your list? Check out our TOP 13 STEAM Holiday Gifts!

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  • You Never Know Unless You Ask…Sometimes There’s a Story to be Heard

    You Never Know Unless You Ask…Sometimes There’s a Story to be Heard

    November 20, 2019

    I was chasing an errand over the lunch hour on a Wednesday afternoon, when I stopped at a nearby Sam’s store for one of those inexpensive hot dog and drink combos.

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  • In the News: Hidden Figures Artifacts and STEM Education

    In the News: Hidden Figures Artifacts and STEM Education

    February 3, 2017

    Many artifacts featured and referenced in the film, Hidden Figures, can be found right here in Hutchinson, KS!

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  • Mercury Crosses the Sun and More May Planetary News

    Mercury Crosses the Sun and More May Planetary News

    May 2, 2016

    For the first time in nearly 10 years, the planet Mercury will be visible as it crosses in front of the sun on May 9. The Cosmosphere will provide its telescopes and specially fitted binoculars to the public to view the event between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Monday, May 9th. Join us (weather permitting) in the south parking lot of the Cosmosphere at the southeast corner of 11th Ave and Plum St.

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  • Welcome Home Scott Kelly! How are your fingernails?

    Welcome Home Scott Kelly! How are your fingernails?

    March 2, 2016

    US 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.

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