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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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  • 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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  • NASA Engineer to Speak At Cosmosphere

    NASA Engineer to Speak At Cosmosphere

    August 28, 2018

    NASA Engineer, Michael Staab, will attempt to answer some of life’s most difficult questions during a free public presentation.

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  • Apollo 13 50th Anniversary Gala
    April 4
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  • 30th Anniversary of STS-31: Hubble Deployment
    May 9 –
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  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    Join us Saturday, April 4, 2020 for Smithsonian magazine Museum Day! (Please note we are open from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020.)

    Cosmosphere guests that show their printed ticket receive FREE admission into the Hall of Space Museum for two guests. Tickets available HERE beginning February 27, 2020. 

    Mark your calendar for America’s annual celebration of boundless curiosity. Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all ticket holders. This year, Museum Day will celebrate EARTH OPTIMISM!

    Museum Day is moving from Fall to Spring in 2020 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The annual Museum Day event will take place on Saturday, April 4th.

  • Early Closing of the building at 3 pm

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020
    Location:Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere will be closing early at 3 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020, to prepare for our Apollo 13 50th Anniversary Gala. We will be open normal business hours on Sunday. We're sorry for any inconvenience. 

  • Apollo 13 50th Anniversary Gala

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020 6:00 PM – 11:59 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

    “HOUSTON, WE’VE HAD A PROBLEM.” 

    These words set in motion a historic series of events. For three days, three astronauts huddled in the Aquarius Lunar Module as the Mission Control team on Earth worked to solve the problem of how to bring them home. Meanwhile, the world united in prayer and hope for the survival of three Americans 200,000 miles from Earth. 

    No other space mission before or since called on the collaboration of so many in Mission Control and beyond to solve such a critical challenge. Apollo 13: A Mission of Survival. A Mission of Teamwork. A Mission of Hope. Join us to celebrate the great Victory of Apollo 13, where the Apollo 13 Command Module, Odyssey, was restored, preserved and is proudly on display in Cosmosphere’s Apollo Gallery.  

    Slated to appear: Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Gene Kranz, Gerry Griffin, Milt Windler, John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, Vance Brand, Chuck Deiterich, Ed Fendell, Spencer Gardner, Jack Lousma, Ed Smylie, Frank VanRensselaer and…Andrew Chaikin, Author; Michael Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and former NASA Administrator. Glynn Lunney will be a pre-recorded video.* 


    For all the details, including ticket pricing, see the Apollo 13 webpage here

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