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  • Mission Operations Control Room Console Final News Stories

    Mission Operations Control Room Console Final News Stories

    June 28, 2019

    See the latest news stories featuring the completion of the Mission Operations Control Room at NASA Johnson Space Center.

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  • COSMOSPHERE SET TO CELEBRATE LUNAR ANNIVERSARY THIS SUMMER

    COSMOSPHERE SET TO CELEBRATE LUNAR ANNIVERSARY THIS SUMMER

    June 6, 2019

    The Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated science education center and space museum in Hutchinson, KS, is planning a full line-up of new exhibits and activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing this summer.

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  • Cosmosphere to Be More Family Friendly Thanks to Sunderland Foundation Gift

    Cosmosphere to Be More Family Friendly Thanks to Sunderland Foundation Gift

    April 11, 2019

    Thanks to a gift of $500,000 from the Sunderland Foundation of Kansas City, the Cosmosphere will be a more welcoming place for families with young children in 2020.

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  • Cosmosphere Executive Team Grows

    Cosmosphere Executive Team Grows

    February 6, 2019

    The Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated science education center and space museum in Hutchinson, Kansas, has recently promoted and hired new members to the organization’s Executive Team.

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  • Cosmosphere Satellite Withdrawn from Overland Park Development

    Cosmosphere Satellite Withdrawn from Overland Park Development

    January 29, 2019

    After careful evaluation, the Cosmosphere is no longer considering a satellite location at Bluhawk in Overland Park, KS.

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Upcoming Events

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Engineering Flight Test
    December 19
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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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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Engineering Flight Test

    Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. 

    Enjoy this free, presentation on "Engineering Flight Test: From Concept to Customer," with special guest, Aaron Tobias, Manager and Chief Pilot for Engineering Flight Test at Textron Aviation. This presentation is an inside look into the role of Flight Test Pilots in new aircraft design, certification, and customer support.  

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

  • OPEN 9 AM–3 PM CHRISTMAS EVE

    Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    We will be open from 9 am–3 pm on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24. We will be closed on Christmas Day. 

    There will be a showing of The Polar Express on Christmas Eve at 3 pm. 

  • Closed Christmas Day

    Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    We will be closed Wednesday, December 25 for Christmas. We will be open normal business hours tomorrow.
     

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