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Cosmosphere Sends Liberty Bell 7 To Germany

KSAL StaffJune 19, 2014

The Liberty Bell 7 space capsule is on its way from the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson to Germany.

The Mercury space capsule used by Gus Grissom in 1961 was moved out of the Cosmosphere Wednesday to the museum’s SpaceWorks division. Once it’s prepared for movement, the capsule will be taken to a Houston port, and then placed on a ship to Germany, where it will be on loan for an exhibit in Bonn.

Cosmosphere President and Chief Operating Office Jim Remar says Europeans are interested in the history of space exploration, and the loan will increase the space center’s international presence.

After the German exhibit ends next February, it will take about a month for it to be returned to Hutchinson.

Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News

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