First created in 1988, SpaceWorks – the Cosmosphere’s restoration, replication and fabrication facility – is an entity of the Cosmosphere family and is under the direct supervision of the senior vice president. The team consists of artists, technicians, machinists, engineers and carpenters.

Frequently contracted by museums around the world to restore a variety of artifacts, the Cosmosphere is proud to have restored flown U.S. spacecraft that are part of the collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

Originally developed to provide restoration and exhibit support to the Cosmosphere, SpaceWorks’ unique expertise is now in demand by groups around the world. The team is known worldwide for its restoration of priceless space artifacts, as well as its fabrication of museum exhibitry and replica spacecraft.

The same individuals that restore U.S. space artifacts now housed in the Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Museum of Flight (Seattle), White Sands Missile Range, and Glavkosmos (Moscow) are the same craftsmen who have fabricated space hardware for the Evergreen Aviation Museum, Tour of the Universe/Toronto, and Disneyland/Paris as well as for Ron Howard’s Apollo 13, HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon, and Tom Hank’s Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon


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