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Apollo 1: Valiant Pioneers

Date: January 27, 2017 to June 15, 2017, 9:00 AM
Venue: Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center - 11th and Plum, Hutchinson
Sponsor: Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

The Event:

January 27 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 tragedy. To commemorate the tragic historic event, the Cosmosphere will open a new exhibit titled "Apollo 1: Valiant Pioneers". The exhibit tells of events from the entire day of the tragedy, where nothing seemed to be going correctly and highlights changes made to ensure future missions did not end similarly. The exhibit, to be held on the main floor in the museum rotunda, will consist of Cosmosphere items and several borrowed artifacts of a private collector, Ray Katz. Artifacts on display from the mission include: emergency egress plans, thank-you cards sent out by the families following the death of the astronauts and a hard hat worn by a pad worker from Cape Kennedy. Shannon Whetzel, the Cosmosphere’s Collection Manager, noted that following the tragedy, NASA made several modifications in design to the capsule and emergency plans.
For more information contact Carla Stanfield 620-665-9334
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