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  • NASA Administrator, Senator to Celebrate Anniversary with Astronauts & Mission Control Crew

    NASA Administrator, Senator to Celebrate Anniversary with Astronauts & Mission Control Crew

    November 6, 2018

    Current NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, and Kansas Senator Jerry Moran will both be in attendance for the Earthrising gala hosted by the Cosmosphere on Dec. 1.

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  • Cosmosphere Satellite Location to Open Early at Bluhawk in Overland Park with Historic NASA Exhibit

    Cosmosphere Satellite Location to Open Early at Bluhawk in Overland Park with Historic NASA Exhibit

    October 22, 2018

    Cosmosphere Innovation Space and Bluhawk today announced that a significant piece of American history, the Mercury spacecraft Liberty Bell 7, will be the early centerpiece of a new exhibition by Cosmosphere Innovation Space at Bluhawk in Overland Park.

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  • Apollo-era Astronauts and Mission Control Crew Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Cosmosphere

    Apollo-era Astronauts and Mission Control Crew Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Cosmosphere

    September 20, 2018

    On Saturday, December 1, the Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum, invites the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission with astronauts and members of the Johnson Space Center Mission Control crew.

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  • Blast from the Past

    Blast from the Past

    September 17, 2018

    Washburn University Alumnus leads preservation of control consoles used during Moon landings

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  • Cosmosphere Receives Hansen Foundation Grant to Serve Northwest Kansas Counties

    Cosmosphere Receives Hansen Foundation Grant to Serve Northwest Kansas Counties

    August 30, 2018

    The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded the Cosmosphere a $50,000 grant to bring the science center’s outreach programs to rural schools in Northwest Kansas.

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Upcoming Events

  • CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY

    Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    We will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. We will be open normal business hours on Friday.

  • Museum Store Sunday

    Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    On Sunday, November 25, 2018, more than 700 Museum Stores representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, ten countries, and three continents are slated to participate in Museum Store Sunday with special events, promotions, and other experiences that only their stores can offer. 

    Sunday, November 25, be a patron and shop 25 on the 25th! Receive 25% off in the Cosmosphere Gift Store* in-store and online, (Code: MSS2018), 25% off all orders in the Cosmosphere Cafe and 25% off a Hall of Space Museum admission!

    Plus November 23-December 24 receive a FREE tote bag with a $25.00 purchase in the Cosmosphere Gift Store.**

    Can't make it to the store? Check us out online: shop.cosmo.org

    For more information on Museum Store Sunday, visit museumstoresunday.org

    *The discount does not include shipping. Some exclusions apply. 
    **While supplies last. In-store only.

  • Mars InSight Lander LIVE EVENT

    Date: Monday, November 26, 2018 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    See live images from Mars!

    Current NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory mission control engineer (& Cosmosphere Camp alumnus), Michael Staab, will explain InSight’s mission and the science it took to land on the surface of Mars for the first time in six years! 

    Staab will offer commentary as live images are sent from the craft as it lands! You won’t want to miss this exciting FREE event!

    For more information on this event, call the Cosmosphere Box Office: 620.662.2305.

    For more information on the Mars InSight Lander, click here!

    Five things to know about InSight's landing on Mars!
     

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