PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic and Carnegie Science Center have teamed up to further establish Pittsburgh as an aerospace center and create more K-12 education and human resource development opportunities in the area.
Astrobotic recently announced plans for its Moonshot Museum, due to open in the summer of 2022. The museum, the first in the state entirely devoted to space, is being built at Astrobotic’s Manchester headquarters and allows visitors to see real spaceships as they are being built. Astrobotic received a $ 500,000 grant from the RK Mellon Foundation for the museum.
“The big idea here is that kids, young and old, can go straight to the glass and see a real spaceship being built on the other side,” said John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, during an event at the Carnegie Science Center on Wednesday evening. “Mission control will also be held here in Pittsburgh, and you can get a front row seat at the Moonshot Museum for mission control.”
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