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.
For more information on Museum at Prairiefire:
Please visit: www.visitthemap.org
More information about the Cosmosphere:
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.