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.
The Cosmosphere's Mercury capsule, Liberty Bell 7, traveled to Indiana in March 2016 to be showcased as part of a three-year exhibit, Beyond Spaceship Earth, at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which is now open. See more about the exhibit here.
Join us in celebrating this journey and the opportunity for more people to understand the story this favorite Cosmosphere artifact has to share.
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
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)
Replica Bell X-1 Rocket Plane used in the movie The Right Stuff
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 not on display. On loan to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
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 two Apollo White Rooms
Apollo 11 Moon rock
Scaled lunar module and lunar rover replicas
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