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 Cosmosphere's Mercury capsule, Liberty Bell 7, is currently on display in our Grand Lobby through May 2021.
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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.
A complete set of Germany’s “Vengeance” weapons: V-1 (“buzz bomb”) and V-2 rocket
Learn about important testing and breaking of boundaries which lead to a better understanding of the impact high altitude and high speed flight had on humans and hardware.
Replica Bell X-1 Rocket Plane, “Glamorous Glennis,” used in the movie The Right Stuff
Kansas Astronaut Joe Engle’s X-15 flight suit
XLR99 rocket engine from the X-15 program
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.
Sonic Wind II Rocket Sled
Redstone Atomic Warhead
Sputnik I (flight-ready back up)
Sputnik II (engineering model)
Explorer satellite (flight-ready back up)
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.
Flown Liberty Bell 7 Mercury spacecraft. Currently on display in our Grand Lobby through the end of May 2021.
Flown Gemini X spacecraft
Flown unmanned Russian Vostok
Replica Voskhod with flight-ready Volga airlock
109-foot Gemini Titan rocket
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.
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
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.
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