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  • Cosmosphere to Receive NASA Funding!

    Cosmosphere to Receive NASA Funding!

    June 6, 2018

    NASA has selected the Cosmosphere to receive a grant for a new traveling, interactive, educational program!

    NASA's Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) announced yesterday that the Cosmosphere’s proposal was one of three projects selected from 43 submissions.

    Titled “Apollo Redux”, the funded project will incorporate historic mission control consoles from Johnson Space Center with traveling interactive educational exhibits and curriculum. 

    The $650,000 grant will cover the cost of refurbishing the consoles, creating the educational components and the design of the exhibits.

     “We will be able to highlight our unique position of being a space museum with an amazing collection, a science education center that provides top-quality educational experiences and a world-renowned space artifact restoration and fabrication division, SpaceWorks,” said Tracey Tomme, Cosmosphere Executive Vice President and COO.

    Click here to learn more!

Upcoming Events

  • Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft to Splashdown at Cosmosphere
    June 16 – December 31
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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo to Artemis
    July 16
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  • Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft to Splashdown at Cosmosphere

    Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    Liberty Bell 7 is set to splashdown at the Cosmosphere, following nearly six years of being on exhibit throughout the world.  Beginning Tuesday, June 16, visitors to the Smithsonian-affiliated space museum in Hutchinson, KS, will have the opportunity to get up close to an amazing piece of space history when the Mercury spacecraft, which took the second U.S. astronaut into space, returns to its home museum.  The craft will be on display in the Cosmosphere Grand Lobby through the remainder of 2020.

    For more information on Liberty Bell 7 go here

  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo to Artemis

    Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:cosmomeeting.org

    This will be a virtual presentation only. Join us live on our Facebook page on the day of the event or on Zoom at cosmomeeting.org.

    Grab your mug of Joe, sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy this free presentation on "Apollo to Artemis" with Cosmosphere Volunteer and owner of The Space Shot, John Mulnix.

    Attendees will learn about the Apollo program and the history of long-duration human spaceflight from Skylab to the ISS. You'll understand how these missions have prepared NASA for the return to the Moon with the Artemis Program in the late 2020s. Learn about the three exciting new commercially developed lunar landers supporting the Artemis Program. One of these new designs will take the first woman and the next man to the surface of the Moon!

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

    Thank you to our corporate partners:
    Airshare, Evergy, The Clayworks of Disability Supports, KU School of Engineering and RCB Bank

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