The Apollo 13 spaceship in the “Saarland” region!
The Apollo 13 spaceship was built for the film launch of the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name with Tom Hanks at the beginning of the 90’s and served for promotion purposes of the movie. It was already exhibited in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of manned spaceflight in various cities and has become an integral part of the Nohfelden Space Studio.
Every visitor can take a seat in the cockpit of the spaceship and feel the journey to the moon. Via headphones and cockpit monitor, the return flight to Earth is also displayed step by step.
The interior contains simulated electrical systems and an edutainment system. Outside are plastic control nozzles and a folding antenna system. The size of our Apollo 13 spaceship is 6.8 m x 2.6 m x 3.6 m and a total weight of 1.5 tons.
You may get on and “fly with us” 🙂
Boarding for space travel
Our Apollo spaceship is not just for “viewing”. You are welcome to touch it and get in! We explain to you what was so unique about this mission that it was even filmed in the movie “Apollo 13” with Tom Hanks.
We have prepared the following pictures for you :
Apollo on the road
Sometimes the Apollo 13 leaves the space studio and travels to external exhibitions. Here are some photo impressions, if you want to know more, you will find more information in the lower part of the page.
At the “Astro-Messe 2019” in Villingen-Schwenningen
Further Information in this blog : https://www.baader-planetarium.com/de/blog/messe-highlights-zur-ame-2019/
Our capsule already visited the following locations :
Public Observatory Darmstadt, 50 year anniversary, May 2019:
Double Anniversary of the Peterberg Observatory, 2017
Technical museum in Kassel, 2017
Schülerforschungszentrum Nordhessen (“Student Research Center North Hesse” ) (SFN), 2017
Links to these Events (in German)
Branch of Mercedes-Benz, Saarbrücken
Yuri’s Night, Apollo 13 in Fulda:
Exhibition 50 years of manned space travel at the Mercedes-Benz branch in Fulda. Partners: Vonderau Museum Fulda and National-Aerospace-Sinntal
Restoration of the Apollo 13 capsule
Many journeys sometimes are a problem for a spaceship. Fortunately, there were helping hands who restored the Apollo capsule. You can find out how this was done here: