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  • Liberty Bell 7 Mercury Spacecraft Set To Land At Museum At Prairiefire

    Liberty Bell 7 Mercury Spacecraft Set To Land At Museum At Prairiefire

    August 30, 2019

    Overland Park, KAN.— On Friday, Aug. 30th, visitors to the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, KS, will have the opportunity to see an amazing piece of space history when the Mercury spacecraft Liberty Bell 7 is unveiled in a new exhibit called: “Liberty Bell 7: The Peril and Promise of Space Exploration.”

    Opening to the public at 10 a.m., this new traveling exhibit produced by the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, features the spacecraft which was recovered from the ocean floor in 1999, after spending more than 40 years submerged at a depth of more than 15,000 feet.  SpaceWorks, a division of the Cosmosphere, helped to retrieve and conserve Liberty Bell 7 capsule.

    In addition to Liberty Bell 7, museum goers can take advantage of another unique exhibit produced by the Cosmosphere with the “Apollo Redux” interactive exhibit.  This hands-on experience allows visitors to sit at an authentic historic back room mission control console —the same ones that helped Man get to the Moon—while learning about the different roles of both historic and modern-day mission control personnel.

    Both exhibits will be available to the public through January of 2020.

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    The Cosmosphere International Science Education Center & Space Museum is a Smithsonian-affiliate in Hutchinson, KS. It is home to the largest combined collection of U.S. and Russian space artifacts. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race unlike any museum in the world.

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    November 16
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    November 21
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    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

    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 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.


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

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

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