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  • NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ONE OF WORLD’S MOST FEARED PREDATORS NOW SHOWING AT THE COSMOSPHERE

    June 12, 2014

    The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is pleased to bring another informative, educational documentary to the Carey Digital Dome Theater. Great White Shark, which opened May 23, 2014, unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear and goes to the depths of human daring to tell the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain.

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  • TWO TEMPORARY EXHIBITS OPENING AT THE COSMOSPHERE

    May 10, 2014

    May 10, 2014, two new temporary exhibits will be on display in the Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum. “The Art and Science of Conservation” will be located in the entrance of the museum through July 31, 2014, and “A New Flight Path for Liberty Bell 7” will be on display in the Mollett Early Spaceflight Gallery.

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  • COSMOSPHERE FEATURED IN SOUTHWEST AIRLINES’

    COSMOSPHERE FEATURED IN SOUTHWEST AIRLINES’

    January 9, 2014

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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo’s Amazing Folding Rover: Stories of the Sturdy LRV
    March 16
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo’s Amazing Folding Rover: Stories of the Sturdy LRV

    Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    This informative community gathering over coffee features guest speakers offering insight into STEM and space topics. Coffee at the Cosmo is free and open to the public.

    In March, Cosmosphere’s curator Shannon Whetzel shares her newly rekindled enthusiasm for what may be the most under-appreciated piece of Apollo-era technology: the Lunar Roving Vehicle, or LRV. A foldable marvel affectionately known as the “Moon buggy,” the LRV allowed Apollo 15, 16, and 17 astronauts to push the frontier of human exploration by traversing a mountainous area on the Moon the size of Manhattan.

    Earl Swift, author of “Across the Airless Wilds,” describes the LRV as “an electric go-cart that folded like a business letter, weighed less than eighty pounds in the moon’s reduced gravity, and muscled its way up mountains, around craters, and over undulating plains.”

    Whetzel will share important discoveries enabled by the LRV and will talk about what excites her about Cosmosphere’s LRV exhibit. 

    Coffee at the Cosmo can be enjoyed in-person at the Cosmosphere or live online via Zoom from anywhere!

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