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Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

CosmosphereThe Cosmosphere is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and has three primary missions:

  • Museum
  • Education & Camps
  • Restoration & Replication

During this blog post we will be covering only the Museum portion of their mission.

Located in Hutchinson, Kansas, the Cosmosphere is a shining star of what you can find in small town America. Outside the Cosmosphere is their rocket garden containing a Titan II rocket used in the Gemini program and a Mercury-Redstone rocket. Greeting you as you walk in is an SR-71, full-scale mock-up of Space Shuttle Endeavour, and T-38 Talon. On the first floor of the museum are a digital 4K dome theater, education and training rooms, the gift shop, and the concession stand. Read More…

Ad Astra ("to the stars") Lippold sculptureLocated on the National Mall in Washington DC between the Hirshhorn Museum and American Indian Museum, the Air and Space Museum is the nation’s most visited museum and second in the world only to Paris’ Louvre Museum. Nearly every major historic aircraft or spacecraft in US history is located behind its stone and glass walls. These include the Wright Flyer, the Bell X-1, Mercury “Friendship 7″, Apollo 11 Command Module “Columbia”, Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis”, SpaceShipOne, Douglas DC-3, Hughes H-1, Voyager, V-2 rocket, Messerschmitt Me 262A, and dozens more aircraft, spacecraft, and artifacts. Despite the typical crowds, this is one museum you should plan the time to see properly (at least a day), but if you only have limited time below are a few key spots to visit. Read More…

EAA AirVenture Museum

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EAA AirVenture Museum

The EAA AirVenture Museum is a multi fasted with its primary focus on general aviation, with World War Two, air racing and acrobatics also having prominent places. The museum is broken into three prominent areas: The general museum containing the majority of their aircraft, Eagle Hanger containing World War Two exhibits, and Pioneer Airport a 1930’s vintage airport.

Located in Oshkosh WI the EAA AirVenture Museum becomes a focal point of AirVenture, the world’s largest aviation event. Pioneer Airport, open spring to fall, offers airplane ride in vintage aircraft including a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, 1929 Travel Air, Bell 47 Helicopter and a 1927 Swallow.

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