Michigan History Museum - A 2016 Space Race

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702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915
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Have you ever wanted to make your own rocket? Now, it's your turn!

In the 1950s and 1960s, the United States was in a "space race" against the Soviet Union to see which country could design the best spaceflight technology and get to space first. During this race, the Soviet Union achieved the first artificial satellite in orbit and the first human in space, but the United States was the first to take a human to the moon.

  • Today, design your own space-age rocket, experiment with different ways to make it go and then race it against others. Who will win our 2016 Space Race?

See a schedule for all the creative hands-on programs in our Second Saturdays for Families series.

This program, in celebration of our special exhibit, Minds of Modernism, is included with museum admission. You can save on admission and receive other great benefits when you become a Michigan History Center member.


The Michigan History Museumflagship of the Michigan History Museum Systemis located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 10/04/2016

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