The Cosmosphere’s Grand Lobby and flight simulator will close at 5 pm on March 1. Please use the entrance to the north of the main entrance. 

S83-35763 / STS007-02-027 (18 June 1983) --- Seen on the flight deck of the space shuttle Challenger, astronaut Sally K. Ride, STS-7 mission specialist,  became the first American woman in space on June 18, 1983.  Photo credit: NASA

Events

Coffee at the Cosmo: Sally Ride: Cosmic Trailblazer

This informative community gathering over coffee features guest speakers offering insight into STEM and space topics. Coffee at the Cosmo is free and open to the public.

Join us Thursday, March 21 from 9-10 am CT for Sally Ride: Cosmic Trailblazer with Cosmosphere curator, Shannon Whetzel.

March is Women’s History Month and June 18 will be the 41st anniversary of Sally Ride becoming the first American woman in space. Titled “Sally Ride: Cosmic Trailblazer,” Cosmosphere’s curator Shannon Whetzel will celebrate by sharing stories of Sally Ride, Valentina Tereshkova, and Svetlana Savitskaya—all amazing women who were among the first female pioneers of space. Guests will see an exclusive interview with astronaut Steve Hawley, who was married to Ride from 1982 to 1987..

Coffee at the Cosmo can be enjoyed in-person at the Cosmosphere and will be available on the Cosmosphere’s YouTube channel a week after the event.

*Guests and topics are subject to change.