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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. V2 Rocket - genuine but never flown

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 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 RD-107 rocket engine on display at the Cosmosphere was designed to power the first stage of the Vostok launch vehicle, with four main combustion chambers and two steering chambers.

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. Actual sections of the German Wall

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,

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

Apollo Gallery Two lunar space suit models - the A7L and the A7L-B - were used during the Apollo missions. The improvements were in flexibility and comfort, but the most visible way to tell one from the other were the hose connections on the front of the suit. The A7L was laid out in a symmetrical, square pattern, while the A7L-B connections were place diagonally.