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  • Items from the Armstrong Family Collection Donated to Cosmosphere

    Items from the Armstrong Family Collection Donated to Cosmosphere

    January 22, 2020

    Rick and Mark Armstrong, the sons of Neil and Janet Armstrong, have donated two items from the late astronaut’s personal collection of air and space memorabilia to the Cosmosphere International Science Education Center and Space Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate in Hutchinson, KS. 

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  • Events at the Cosmosphere

    Events at the Cosmosphere

    November 14, 2019

    The Cosmosphere has several upcoming events and special offers planned. See the full listing below. The Cosmosphere will be closed on Thursday Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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  • New Era of Cosmosphere Camps Announced Today

    New Era of Cosmosphere Camps Announced Today

    November 4, 2019

    A new world-class space capsule simulator and lander, drone and robotics assembly, virtual reality and more all await participants in newly designed summer camp experiences at the Cosmosphere.

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  • COSMOSPHERE MUSEUM TO BEGIN RENOVATIONS

    COSMOSPHERE MUSEUM TO BEGIN RENOVATIONS

    September 11, 2019

    Beginning Sept. 16, the Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated space museum and science center in Hutchinson, KS will undergo a series of renovations and updates.

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  • Liberty Bell 7 Mercury Spacecraft Set To Land At Museum At Prairiefire

    Liberty Bell 7 Mercury Spacecraft Set To Land At Museum At Prairiefire

    August 30, 2019

    On Friday, Aug. 30th, visitors to the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, KS, will have the opportunity to see an amazing piece of space history when the Mercury spacecraft Liberty Bell 7 is unveiled in a new exhibit called: “Liberty Bell 7: The Peril and Promise of Space Exploration.”

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Upcoming Events

  • Onward & Upward: A Virtual Telethon
    October 4
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  • Onward & Upward: A Virtual Auction
    October 4 – October 18
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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Celebrating the SR-71
    October 15
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  • Onward & Upward: A Virtual Telethon

    Date: Sunday, October 04, 2020 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location:Online

    Join us, as we move onward and upward!

    Two great events will unfold as we celebrate the history of space exploration and the lessons it teaches, which are especially relevant today.

    Launch: 2 p.m. CT, October 4—Sputnik Day!

    Mission Objective: Onward and Upward Fundraising Telethon to raise $150,000 for the Cosmosphere

    Space Legends participating include:

    • Fred Haise, NASA astronaut
    • Jim Lovell, NASA astronaut
    • Michael Collins, NASA astronaut
    • Gene Kranz, NASA flight director
    • Gerry Griffin, NASA flight director
    • Charlie Duke, NASA astronaut and Moonwalker
    • Dr. Harrison Schmitt, NASA astronaut and Moonwalker
    • Dr. Steven Hawley, NASA astronaut from Kansas 
    • Cosmosphere Camp Alumni working in space industry

    Enjoy appearances by space legends and get a sneak peek at incredible items available in our Onward and Upward Virtual Auction, which will follow the Telethon and run until October 18.

    Stay tuned for details! And thanks for loving the Cosmosphere!

    Virtual Telethon will be available here and on YouTube, link coming soon. 

    Plus, don't miss the Virtual Auction that begins immediately following the Virtual Telethon on Sunday, October 4. Virtual Auction is available here

    Thank you to these Cosmosphere Corporate Partners:
    Airshare, Evergy, The Clayworks of Disability Supports, Dillons, KU School of Engineering and RCB Bank

  • Onward & Upward: A Virtual Auction

    Date: Sunday, October 04, 2020
    Location:https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/Cosmosphere-13948

    Join us, as we move onward and upward!

    Two great events will unfold as we celebrate the history of space exploration and the lessons it teaches, which are especially relevant today.

    Launch: 5 p.m. CT (approximate), October 4—Sputnik Day!

    Mission Concludes: 5 p.m. CT, October 18

    Mission Objective: Onward and Upward Virtual Auction to raise $50,000 for the Cosmosphere

    Bid on three blocks of incredible auction items from one-of-a-kind pieces of art and jewelry to autographed space collectibles, from October 4 to October 18.

    That’s right! Two whole weeks of opportunities to bid on experiences, space memorabilia, and more, all of which will support the Cosmosphere.

    Stay tuned for details! And thanks for loving the Cosmosphere!

    Virtual Auction is available here

    Plus, don't miss the Virtual Telethon, Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 pm CT here.

    Thank you to these Cosmosphere Corporate Partners: Airshare, Evergy, The Clayworks of Disability Supports, Dillons, KU School of Engineering and RCB Bank

  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Celebrating the SR-71

    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:www.cosmomeeting.org

    Join us on Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 am CT, for this virtual presentation! Join us live on our Facebook page on the day of the event or on Zoom at cosmomeeting.org.

    Grab your mug of Joe, sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy this free presentation on "Celebrating the SR-71," with SR-71 pilot, Buz Carpenter. 

    Hear first-hand stories from the pilot of the SR-71 displayed in the Cosmosphere Lobby

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

    Thank you to our corporate partners:
    Airshare, Evergy, The Clayworks of Disability Supports, Dillons, KU School of Engineering and RCB Bank

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