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A New Venue Shoots for the Moon

By Shelley Levitt

If you are looking for an out-of-this-world venue in Pittsburgh, consider the Moonshot Museum. Designed to be inspiring and educational, this new attraction is Pennsylvania’s only museum dedicated to outer space, and it is the first museum in the world to focus on what’s described as “career readiness for the contemporary space industry.”

The Moonshot Museum

Moonshot Museum

In a partnership with Astrobotic Technology, the museum is located inside the headquarters of the space robotics company on Pittsburgh’s Northside. The museum will offer installations that show what living on the moon might be like, as well as spacecraft models, including a 1:30-scale replica of the Vulcan Centaur rocket that’s scheduled to take the Peregrine Lunar Lander to the moon in early 2023, the first U.S. spacecraft to reach the moon in 50 years.

“The Moonshot Museum is a decade-long dream turned reality. It was designed for the community to literally step into the world of the space industry,” says John Thornton, founding board member of Moonshot Museum and CEO of Astrobotic. “We want young people to see themselves in our work, meet the real people building spacecraft, and discover that there’s a place for them in space.”

The museum is available for private evening events for groups of up to 150.

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