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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. 

    The Earthrising event, which will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Meadowlark Building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, will consist of a dinner and panel presentation.   

    Confirmed Apollo-era Astronauts to attend include: Walt Cunningham, Charlie Duke, Fred Haise, Jack Lousma, Jim Lovell, and Harrison Schmitt.  Confirmed Mission Control crew include: Arnold Aldrich, Jerry Bostick, Charles Deiterich, Gerry Griffin, Charles Lewis, Glynn Lunney, William Moon, Frank Van Rensselaer, and Milt Windler.  Other honored guests include book author Robert Kurson, who wrote “Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon” and current NASA Mission Control Engineer, Michael Staab. 

    A limited number of VIP tickets —which include an opportunity to visit with the NASA guests before the presentation—will be available.  Tickets sales for Cosmosphere members will begin online at cosmo.org on October 15, followed by sales to the general public on October 29.  Tickets will also be available by calling 620.665.9324.  All tickets for Earthrising are non-refundable. 

Upcoming Events

  • Hutchinson Kennel Club
    November 16
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space
    November 21
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  • Museum Store Sunday
    December 1
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  • Hutchinson Kennel Club

    Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Grand Lobby

    Join the Hutchinson Kennel Club on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00-11:30 am, where they will have on display booths about animal care, adorable therapy dogs, a silent auction and fun giveaways for all ages. 

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space

    Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    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. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free, presentation on "The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space," by Cosmosphere Space Science Educator, Chuck McClary. 

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

  • CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY

    Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    We will be closed Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. We will be open normal business hours on Friday.

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