Achieving the Impossible

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The Life & DREAMS OF SHELBY JACOBS

Meet Shelby, a mechanical engineer from the Apollo era! As Project Manager of the Apollo-Soyuz orbiter, Shelby designed instrumentation that would capture one of the most repeated images in space history: the separation between the first and second stages of the Apollo 6 spacecraft in 1968.

Shelby Jacobs’s contribution to space exploration is a truly remarkable feat. The Space Center is honored to display Shelby’s life achievements revolving around his work and personal life as an African American aerospace engineer working in the 1960s.

Now on display through Spring 2019!


 
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WOMEN OF APOLLO

Are you a woman who worked on the Apollo program? Did your relative or close friend work behind the scenes? We’d love to hear from you!

Select stories will be highlighted in an upcoming exhibit at the Columbia Memorial Space Center! Click the link below to learn more about how to share your story.

Submit your story by February 22!

 
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Space SUmmer Camp 2019

Save the Date! Registration opens April 16!

For children ages 9 - 14! $175 per week ($150 per week for CMSC Members) All camps are held 9am - 3pm.

 

Robotics Week 1
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28

Robotics Week 2
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12

Apollo Makerspace Week 1
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19

Apollo Makerspace Week 1
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 
 

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