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Space: Exploring the New Frontier

The Museum's Lunar Rover and Apollo Command Module on view in the Space: Exploring the New Frontier exhibit.



Mission Control


Land the space shuttle in this interactive simulator.


Space: Exploring the New Frontier

Space: Exploring the New Frontier

Imagine yourself at the beginning of the 20th century with visionaries like rocket pioneer Robert Goddard. Watch the launch of Russia’s Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, and see how it captured the attention of the entire planet. Bring the Space Shuttle in for a safe landing at the Kennedy Space Center. Land the lunar module on the Moon and join Apollo astronauts in an exploration of the moon’s surface.

Share the experiences of astronauts from the Pacific Northwest and climb inside a full size replica of the International Space Station’s Destiny Research Laboratory. Discover how Mission Control works to keep astronauts safe, see the only Mars Viking lander left on Earth and so much more!

To learn more about the history of space exploration, check out our series of articles originally published in the Seattle Times in 2007, coinciding with the opening of Space: Exploring the New Frontier:

Space: Exploring the New FrontierThe Seattle Times Presents | Space: Exploring the New Frontier

Explore space from Buck Rogers to the Space Shuttle - Click here.