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Arizona Historical Society
949 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719

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Jun 22 2021


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

“Ready to Launch: Arizona’s Place in Space”

“Ready to Launch: Arizona's Place in Space” is coming to the Arizona History Museum in Tucson. This new exhibition investigates the impact that the people, landscape, and universities in Arizona have played in space exploration. “Ready to Launch: Arizona’s Place in Space” will open Thursday, May 20, 2021, and run through  November 30, 2021.

From capturing the first image of a black hole to creating and hosting telescopes to sending multiple missions to Mars, Arizona has been at the forefront of space discoveries and NASA missions for decades.

Visitors will discover objects from NASA, Lowell Observatory, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona, including an Apollo-era space suit, hand-drawn moon maps, and photographs of deep space. Learn about the researchers, astronauts, and scientists who are taking us to the edges of our galaxy and beyond.

The Arizona History Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 949 E. 2nd St. in Tucson. Free validated parking is available at the Main Gate Garage, one block from the museum (815 E. 2nd Street). Purchase tickets at azhs.org/tickets. 

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