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    September 11, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 9, 2019 


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

    These updates include: 

    • The construction of the CosmoKids interactive area, supported by a gift from the Sunderland Foundation in Kansas City 

    • Design and construction of a new museum entrance and exit, allowing for increased guest accessibility 

    • Upgrades and improvements to the German Gallery 

    • Creating a fully interactive area for both the new Liquid Galaxy display and the virtual reality interactive currently available at the entrance of the museum 

    • Main level museum rotunda improvements, including lighting and carpet 

    • The installation of a new mission simulator for Cosmosphere Camp 2020, featuring a capsule based simulator and landing vehicle 

    During construction, visitors to the Cosmosphere must access the museum using the elevator located directly behind the Box Office. The German Gallery and the beginning of the Cold War Gallery (up to the Redstone Atomic Warhead) will be closed and inaccessible during the updates. 

    Renovations are expected to be complete by March of 2020. A $2.00 discount off the All-Access Mission Pass and the single venue Hall of Space ticket will be applied during the time that the Galleries are closed. 


    CONTACT: Carla Stanfield, Public Relations Coordinator | | 620.665.9334 

Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Commercial Lunar Payload Services
    June 18
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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Commercial Lunar Payload Services

    Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    This will be a virtual presentation only. Join us live on our Facebook page on the day of the event here.

    Pull up your easy chair, grab your mug of Joe, sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy this free presentation on "Commercial Lunar Payload Services: Delivery Trucks for the Moon," with Propulsion Design, Development, & Production Lead at Agile Space Industries and Cosmosphere Camp Alumnus, Charlie Garcia.

    Learn how NASA is trying to leverage it's success with the commercial resupply program for the International Space Station to drastically reduce the cost of getting payloads to the moon, enable exploration, resource development, and human expansion beyond low-Earth orbit.

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

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