Lost Spacecraft – Fact Sheet
THE LOST SPACECRAFT: LIBERTY BELL 7 RECOVERED FACT SHEET
“THE LOST SPACECRAFT: LIBERTY BELL 7 RECOVERED” is a new interactive, traveling exhibit from Discovery Channel that plunges visitors into the Cold War era in which the United States competed with the Soviet Union in a race to the moon. The interactive exhibit contrasts that environment with state-of-the-art technology that in 1999 enabled explorers to raise theLiberty Bell 7 capsule, which was lost at sea in 1961.
To give the public an opportunity to view Liberty Bell 7and learn about its ill-fated mission in 1961. To honor early space pioneers and modern-day deep-sea search and rescue missions, and to highlight technological advances the U.S. has made since 1961. Visitors see the spacecraft as astronaut Gus Grissom left it, as search and discovery expert Curt Newport and his team found it, as nearly four decades on the ocean floor have transformed it. They experience the science, the skill and the spirit in hands-on experiential displays.
EXHIBIT SIZE: 6,000 square feet
Evergreen Exhibitions, based in San Antonio, Texas, is a world leader in providing high quality, state-of-the-art, family educational experiences, and serves as a major development partner with more than 200 leading museums and research institutions. Evergreen Exhibitions is proud to work with Fortune 500 corporations such as Ford Motor Company, Pfizer Inc, IBM, TIME and others to bring blockbuster exhibits and events to people around the globe. In addition to the “The Lost Spacecraft: Liberty Bell 7 Recovered,” current exhibits include the award-winning The Robot Zoo; Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss; Theme Park: The Art & Science of Universal’s Islands of Adventure; Microbes: Invisible Invaders … Amazing Allies; Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats; EarthQuest: The Challenge Begins (retired); and AFRICA: One Continent. Many Worlds.
Discovery Channel is one of the United States’ two largest cable television networks, serving 78 million households across the nation with the finest in informative entertainment. Discovery Networks, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc., operates and manages Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery People, Discovery Kids Channel, Discovery Science Channel, Discovery Home & Leisure Channel, Discovery Civilization Channel, Discovery Wings Channel, and Discovery en Español. The unit also markets and distributes BBC America.
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