Cosmosphere restoring historic Apollo mission control consoles


National News

July 9, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Jack Graber, vice president of exhibits and technology at the Cosmosphere, examines under the console. CREDIT LARISSA LAWRIE / KMUW

Employees from the Cosmosphere space museum in Hutchinson are helping to recreate one of the biggest moments in our nation’s space history: the mission control room used during the first moon landing.

Specifically, the team at SpaceWorks, a division of the Cosmosphere, are updating the famous control room consoles piece by piece.

The SpaceWorks facility west of downtown Hutchinson includes a restoration warehouse and workshops for metal fabrication, machining, woodworking and paint.

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