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

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

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. 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.

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   The centerpiece of the gallery is the Liberty Bell 7 Mercury capsule flown by Virgil "Gus" Grissom in 1961.

Mollett Early Spaceflight Gallery The centerpiece of the gallery is the Liberty Bell 7 Mercury capsule flown by Virgil "Gus" Grissom in 1961.

Mollett Early Spaceflight Gallery    Actual space suit worn by Wally Schirra on MA-8/Sigma 7.

Mollett Early Spaceflight Gallery Actual space suit worn by Wally Schirra on MA-8/Sigma 7.

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.

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.

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 Redstone rocket was America's first nuclear-tipped medium range ballistic missle. On display at the Cosmosphere is the top portion of a Redstone rocket, which carried the payload and separated from the main body of the rocket.

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 Redstone rocket was America's first nuclear-tipped medium range ballistic missle. On display at the Cosmosphere is the top portion of a Redstone rocket, which carried the payload and separated from the main body of the rocket.

Pinterest
Search