German Gallery In creating the ultimate weapons of war, Hitler’s Germany laid the groundwork for future space travel. Rare V-1 and V-2 rockets highlight this World War II exhibit, demonstrating how V-2 technology made space exploration possible. V1 Buzz Bomb

Apollo Gallery Genuine White Room was one of three used during the Apollo lunar program.

Apollo 10 Command Module "Charlie Brown" at Science Museum London. On loan from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: http://s.si.edu/cgsJ7 Photo by Chris Devers, Source: Flickr (username Chris Devers)

Cold War Gallery Chronicling the first steps of both the U.S. and Soviet space programs, this gallery brings to life the Cold War standoff between the superpowers and the early drama of the Space Race. On display is a replica of Chuck Yeager's X-1,

Cold War Gallery Chronicling the first steps of both the U.S. and Soviet space programs, this gallery brings to life the Cold War standoff between the superpowers and the early drama of the Space Race. The Mercury-Atlas 1 rocket exploded 58 seconds after launch on July 29, 1960 and the debris was recovered from offshore.

Mollett Early Spaceflight Gallery Gemini X was the 8th manned Gemini flight launched July 18, 1966 with astronauts John Young and Michael Collins on board. Gemini X was designed to achieve the objectives planned for the last two missions - rendezvous, docking and EVA.

Apollo 12 Command Module Yankee Clipper on display at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton,Virginia

Cigar factory reader in 1909 in a Tampa, Florida cigar factory. The man sitting on the chair is the "reader". He would sit and read to the workers all day long. The workers chipped in to pay him, and they got to choose what he would read each day.

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