Astrobotic to Show Lunar Landers and Rovers at Moonshot Museum in Pittsburg

Space robotics company Astrobotic announced its plans to launch the Moonshot Museum, Pennsylvania’s first museum dedicated exclusively to space exploration. The building, set to open next year, will showcase the first American moon lander since the Apollo missions, and different spacecraft and rovers.
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The Moonshot Museum will be located in the Pittsburgh headquarters of Astrobotic. Its main attraction will be a spacious clean room with clear windows through which visitors can see the lunar landers and rovers being built and tested to fly to the Moon. Guests will be able to see exhibitions, training activities, curated tours, and will have the opportunity to witness spaceflight up close and learn about space industry.

The company also announces that educational workshops will be available online and on-site to recreate actual space missions and promote engineering career awareness in the Pittsburgh area and around the world. Various programs seek to inspire people to explore careers in space in fields ranging from science and engineering to business, medicine, law, policy, and the humanities and arts.

The museum will be open to the public next summer and it’s welcoming space, science, and education enthusiasts to volunteer to help run future museum programs.

Astrobotic has several projects as well scheduled to launch in the near future. Its Peregrine lunar lander is set up to touch down on the lunar surface later this year. This will be the first American spacecraft to land on the Moon in the last 49 years. For its first mission, the lander will carry 14 payloads as part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program.

Astrobotic is also planning to carry on the Griffin lunar lander NASA’s VIPER rover to the Moon’s South Pole in 2023 to search for water. This will bring NASA a step closer to developing a sustainable, long-term presence on the Moon as part of the agency’s Artemis program.
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