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Build the Spaceflight America Museum

$425 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 59 months
Throughout history, we have gazed at the heavens with awe and wonder. Our destiny is to explore, and space remains one of the great unknowns. Exploring space is challenging, requiring the sharpest minds and the latest technology in order to have any chance of success.

Manned and unmanned spaceflight has been a source of pride and competition between nations, as we better understand our continuing role in space. The Spaceflight America Museum at the Arthur Storer Planetarium (in Prince Frederick MD) captures and presents an evolving snapshot of our exploration of space as seen through the world of the scientist, engineer, and space traveler.   The museum is scheduled to open in late 2014/early 2015.

The depth of our collection supports a range of exhibitions and visitor experiences. The core of our collection is composed of Space Suits and other space clothing from different countries, including the United States, Soviet/Russian, and China. The collection includes the design and development of Space Suits made for walking on the moon (Soviet/American) and today’s modern-day Space Suits (American, Russian, and Chinese). Flight Suits and other clothing worn in space are also part of the collection.

Other artifacts include everything from tools and equipment used in space to unique items tested and used by astronauts on the Space Shuttle. Apollo, Hubble Space Telescope, and other related and unique artifacts are included. Visitors will also have an opportunity to be an astronaut and operate one of our unique simulations, such as landing the Space Shuttle, flying the XV-50 Rocket Plane, or even landing on the moon!

The Spaceflight America Museum and Science Center is part of Volanz Aerospace Inc., a non-profit (IRS 501c3) Maryland corporation formed in 1998 to provide space science and space-related high technology education and research opportunities. Volanz Aerospace also collaborates with NASA, educational institutions, Government and industry to enhance the impact of space science and technology in our world.

Using aerospace and related fields as a theme, our educational programs create an exciting learning environment that challenges students by providing them with unique educational opportunities. These programs enhance science literacy, and help provide our nation with a diverse technical workforce. Volanz Aerospace’s goal is to offer diverse educational opportunities that contribute to the educational success of students. Our goals directly support national Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEM/STEAM) educational requirements for students.

We need your help to make this a reality for the students of Maryland, DC, and Virginia. We appreciate all of the support we have received to date, and we appreciate any amount of support you can provide.

Check out our Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/spaceflightamericamuseum


Check out our website - www.spaceflightamericamuseum.org
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Last Month of our Fundraising for this year. Can you please help us?
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The museum construction is progressing, but we are down to under $10,000 in funding. We need your help to make this museum a reality. Even $5 would help us toward our goal. Thank you!
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Alan Hayes
46 months ago

I just got asked "What is the funding for?" A lot of things. They include: Finishing the construction (buying supplies, having signs made, and purchasing some additional materials for the International Space Station Mockup. We also need to hire staff, including some part-time/full-time teachers, and insurance, staff training, etc. There is a lot to do, which is why we need your help! Thank You!

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$425 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 59 months
Created September 20, 2013
Funds raised will benefit:
Volanz Aerospace Inc
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Dunkirk, MD
EIN: 522234708
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$200
Gene McHugh
45 months ago

Recognizing the past, and encouraging the future of man in space.

LR
$25
Louis Roig
46 months ago

Can't wait to visit!

DB
$50
Daniel Bramos
46 months ago

We are looking forward to visiting the museum.

DB
$50
Daniel Bramos
46 months ago

We are looking forward to visiting the museum.

Alan Hayes
46 months ago

I just got asked "What is the funding for?" A lot of things. They include: Finishing the construction (buying supplies, having signs made, and purchasing some additional materials for the International Space Station Mockup. We also need to hire staff, including some part-time/full-time teachers, and insurance, staff training, etc. There is a lot to do, which is why we need your help! Thank You!

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