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COSMOSPHERE MUSEUM TO BEGIN RENOVATIONS

COSMOSPHERE MUSEUM TO BEGIN RENOVATIONS

Beginning Sept. 16, the German Gallery and the beginning of the Cold War Gallery (up to the Redstone Atomic Warhead) will be closed and inaccessible during renovations.

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TRAVEL THROUGH TIME AND SPACE 

Featuring the largest combined collection of U.S. and Russian space artifacts in the world and telling the comprehensive story of mankind’s race to space unlike anywhere else on Earth.

Please note: The Hall of Space Museum will begin renovations September 17. The German Gallery and the beginning of the Cold War Gallery (up to the Redstone Atomic Warhead) will be closed and inaccessible during renovations. A $2.00 Renovation Discount will be applied at checkout and at the Box Office to All-Access Mission Passes and the single venue Hall of Space ticket during the time that the Galleries are closed.

PLEASE NOTE: The Cosmosphere's Mercury capsule, Liberty Bell 7, is currently not on display. It's currently on display at the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, Kansas.

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German Gallery

German Gallery

In creating the ultimate weapons of war, Hitler’s Germany laid the groundwork for future space travel. Rare V-1 and V-2 rockets highlight this World War II exhibit, demonstrating how V-2 technology made space exploration possible. 

Please note: The Hall of Space Museum will begin renovations September 17. The German Gallery and the beginning of the Cold War Gallery (up to the Redstone Atomic Warhead) will be closed and inaccessible during renovations. A $2.00 Renovation Discount will be applied at checkout and at the Box Office to All-Access Mission Passes and the single venue Hall of Space ticket during the time that the Galleries are closed.

Significant Artifacts

  • A complete set of Germany’s “Vengeance” weapons: V-1 (“buzz bomb”) and V-2 rocket

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Cold War Gallery

Cold War Gallery

Chronicling the first steps of both the U.S. and Soviet space programs, this gallery brings to life the Cold War standoff between the superpowers and the early drama of the Space Race. 

Please note: The Hall of Space Museum will begin renovations September 17. The German Gallery and the beginning of the Cold War Gallery (up to the Redstone Atomic Warhead) will be closed and inaccessible during renovations. A $2.00 Renovation Discount will be applied at checkout and at the Box Office to All-Access Mission Passes and the single venue Hall of Space ticket during the time that the Galleries are closed.

Significant Artifacts

  • Sonic Wind II Rocket Sled

  • Redstone Atomic Warhead

  • Sputnik I (flight-ready back up)

  • Sputnik II (engineering model)

  • Explorer satellite (flight-ready back up)

  • Replica Bell X-1 Rocket Plane used in the movie The Right Stuff

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Mollett Early Spaceflight Gallery

Mollett Early Spaceflight Gallery

Visitors come face-to-face with American heroes and Soviet secrets. Actual spacecraft, hardware, spacesuits and training gear from the American and Russian programs capture the ingenuity, accomplishment, and tension of the times as two Cold War enemies competed in the race for the Moon. 

Significant Artifacts

  • Flown Liberty Bell 7 Mercury spacecraft. Currently not on display.

  • Flown Gemini X spacecraft

  • Flown unmanned Russian Vostok

  • Replica Voskhod with flight-ready Volga airlock

  • 109-foot Gemini Titan rocket

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Apollo Gallery

Apollo Gallery

From Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon, to Gene Cernan’s last steps on the lunar surface, this gallery embodies the world’s most amazing technological achievement: America’s presence on the Moon. 

Significant Artifacts

  • Flown Apollo 13 command module, Odyssey

  • Apollo space suits

  • One of three Apollo White Rooms

  • Apollo 11 Moon rock

  • Scaled lunar module and lunar rover replicas

  • Liquid Galaxy, a 3D interactive display

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The Astronaut Experience

The Astronaut Experience

Rounding out our Hall of Space Museum, this gallery showcases approximately 100 artifacts from the shuttle program, Russian MIR Space Station, International Space Station and private space companies.

Significant Artifacts

  • MIR Sleeping Bag

  • Russian Sokul Spacesuit

  • Flown Tile from STS-1

  • Flown Orbiter Window from Shuttle Columbia

  • SpaceShip One Simulator

  • Examples from the Shuttle Student Involvement Program

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