Build the Spaceflight America Museum
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.
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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!