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