With daring stories of survival, both Liberty Bell 7 and the Odyssey—the spacecraft used during the Apollo 13 mission—demonstrate the tenacity of the American spirit and our ability to overcome challenges. If you find differently, please let me know. Liberty Bell 7 is splashing down at the Cosmosphere, following nearly six years of being on exhibit throughout the world. Apollo 13: A Mission of SurvivalRestored on-site, the authentic Apollo 13 spacecraft, Odyssey, calls the Cosmosphere home! I was hoping folks here could help me identify what the artifact in the lucite is. This bolt through the tube would in my opinion impede any fluid or gas/oxygen etc. Friends are asking me and I don't know. A Google search on the history of felt pens indicates felt pens were not readily used until the mid-1960s. Perhaps somebody could confirm this for me and any additional information you can offer is greatly appreciated. If this is correct, I would assume the markings were made by the restoration team in Kansas post 1999. The Liberty Bell 7 is one of those spacecraft. The story of its mission, and its recovery after 38 years on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, is fascinating. The craft will be on display in the Cosmosphere Grand Lobby through the remainder of 2020. Learn more about the mission and the Cosmosphere’s role in the film in this new exhibit near the Cosmosphere Café, at the top of the museum entrance. It is one of the large lucite displays 7x5 inches. X-Plane GalleryAt the bottom of the museum entrance, visitors will find a brand new X-Plane gallery, introducing them to the Space Race story told throughout the Cosmosphere’s museum.

The artifact inside the lucite is a hollow tube 2.75 inches long and approximately one-third of an inch in diameter. A small bolt goes all the way through the collar and the tube into the other side of the collar. Obviously to hold it in place somewhere. More Info Here ›. profile | register | preferences | faq | search. Liberty Bell 7 is splashing down at the Cosmosphere, following nearly six years of being on exhibit throughout the world. It would be very cool if it was an engineering marking during construction but I think thats a stretch on this one. As I remember being told or reading somewhere it was part if a landing bag attached to the bottom of the vehicle. Museum-goers can also participate in special activities planned for the “Summer Space Splashdown”, honoring both the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission and the Liberty Bell 7’s return.

Wearing of masks or face coverings is required indoors and is also required outdoors where social distancing of six feet at all times is not possible. The tubing was part of a framework that supported the bag. Beginning Tuesday, June 16, visitors to the Smithsonian-affiliated space museum in Hutchinson, KS, will have the opportunity to get up close to an amazing piece of space history when the Mercury spacecraft, which took the second U.S. astronaut into space, returns to its home museum. SpaceWorks, a division of the Cosmosphere which helped restore the craft, had a major role in re-creating the mission for the 1995 movie “Apollo 13”— producing more than 80 percent of the movie’s props. Regular museum admission ($15.50-$22.50 plus tax), Automobilia Moonlight Car Show & Street Party, Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest, Affordable & Free Things to Do in Wichita, Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum. There is a triangular shaped collar (curved on one side) over the tube on the one end. Who knows I may bid on this one also. This new gallery also allows additional artifacts to be displayed—including a new full-view of the cockpit of the replica Bell X-1 ‘Glamorous Glennis’, a display of Kansas Astronaut Joe Engle’s X-15 flight suit, as well as an XLR99 rocket engine from the X-15 program. Prior to splashdown the heat shield would separate from the vehicle by a couple of feet and be held in place by this landing bag.

running through the line. Posts: 129From: Spokane, WA U.S.A.Registered: Nov 2004. Posts: 243 From: Registered: Jun 2014: posted 10-23-2014 06:53 AM After a considerable two year search I was finally able to acquire a Liberty Bell 7 Kansas Cosmosphere artifact lucite display for my collection this week.

I am no expert but that is what I remember being told about my piece. Topic: Identifying Liberty Bell 7 flown artifact in acrylic: Skythings Member . *Trading cards will be available at the Box Office, are limited to one set per Box Office transaction and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Posts: 1618From: Gardner, KS, USARegistered: Feb 2003, Copyright 2020 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved. Upon impact with the ocean, the bag would cushion the impact. The Cosmosphere’s “Summer Space Splashdown” activities include new exhibits, an Apollo 13 artifact scavenger hunt and the opportunity to collect a set of commemorative trading cards* for the Apollo 13 mission.

Here are some drawings of what I am trying to describe. The only difference is my artifact has slightly less corrosion and has what appears to be writing in black or blue felt tipped pen on one side of the surface of the collar over the tube. At Heritage Auctions, there is an almost identical piece in the current November auction. Liberty Bell 7 was the spacecraft that took the second U.S. astronaut, Gus Grissom, into space before sinking in the Atlantic Ocean, where it stayed for nearly 40 years. Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a. Here, one can begin to understand the important testing and breaking of boundaries of high altitude and high-speed flight and the effects it had on humans and hardware. Thanks.

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