Kansas Cosmosphere http://kmuw.org en The Kansas Cosmosphere Looks Ahead With A $15M Plan http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-cosmosphere-looks-ahead-15m-plan <p>The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson is planning for its next 50 years.</p><p>Officials at the Cosmosphere announced a five-year, $15 million plan Tuesday, with a goal of securing the institution’s future for the next 50 years.</p><p>The master plan includes significant changes to the Cosmosphere’s mission and exhibits without expanding beyond the existing building.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:46:31 +0000 Associated Press 36203 at http://kmuw.org Cosmosphere Loans Out The Liberty Bell 7 Space Capsule For Exhibit In Germany http://kmuw.org/post/cosmosphere-loans-out-liberty-bell-7-space-capsule-exhibit-germany <p></p><p>The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson will soon launch the Liberty Bell 7 space capsule on a trip to Germany.</p><p>The capsule will leave the Cosmosphere in August to be part of an exhibit in Bonn, Germany from October to February of next year.</p><p>The Cosmosphere is planning an exhibit in May that will showcase the artifacts from Gus Grissom’s 15-minute suborbital space flight on the Bell in 1961.</p><p>The Liberty Bell sank in the Atlantic Ocean after Grissom’s flight.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:36:42 +0000 Associated Press 32678 at http://kmuw.org Cosmosphere Loans Out The Liberty Bell 7 Space Capsule For Exhibit In Germany Take A (Simulated) Ride To The International Space Station http://kmuw.org/post/take-simulated-ride-international-space-station <p>The <a href="http://www.cosmo.org/index.cfm">Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson</a> will debut a motion flight simulator this week that comes with a choice of six themed rides.<br><br>The pod-like machine is called the "naviGATOR." Former Hutchinson resident Julie Purin won a contest to name the simulator and said her choice was inspired from the movie "Flight of the Navigator."<br><br>It will give visitors the experience of blasting off to the international space station, flying with the Blue Angels or they can choose to take part in another flight option.<br> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:33:26 +0000 Kate Clause 18429 at http://kmuw.org Take A (Simulated) Ride To The International Space Station Engines Once Powered Astronauts To Moon, Now On Display In Hutchinson http://kmuw.org/post/engines-once-powered-astronauts-moon-now-display-hutchinson <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.cosmo.org/index.cfm">Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson</a> launches the Apollo F-1 Conservation Project Friday with a grand opening in their new SpaceWorks Observation Gallery.<br><br>Cosmosphere visitors will be able to follow the journey of the historic Apollo F-1 engines from lift off to their fiery violent dissent back to Earth.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 16:40:52 +0000 Carla Eckels 17717 at http://kmuw.org Engines Once Powered Astronauts To Moon, Now On Display In Hutchinson Top Morning News 3.04.13 (Updated) http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-30413-updated <p><strong>&nbsp;Updated: 9:00am </strong></p><p><em>Senate President Wagle calls for further cuts to state budget; Gov. Brownback praises Wichita's water plan; Education is a hot topic at legislative forum; KS Cosmosphere build viewing room for space restoration work.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. Senate Could Cut Gov's Budget</strong></p><p>Leaders in the Kansas Senate say they'll pursue the budget cuts recommended by Gov. Sam Brownback. A Senate committee recently endorsed a plan that would cut income tax rates.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/kan-senate-could-cut-govs-budget">More...</a></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:40:29 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 13594 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.04.13 (Updated)