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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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    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.

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