“Quest for the Stars” exhibit now open at the International Women’s Air & Space Museum
The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) is excited to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, “Quest for the Stars” (Quest). This project explores the experiences and impact of the women in the 1960s Woman in Space Program, a project not endorsed by NASA and commonly referred to as the Mercury 13, and women working within NASA itself in our early American space program.
Quest is the first step in the museum’s effort to update exhibits to enhance engagement, representation, and visual appeal while also providing greater accessibility. Learn about the Woman in Space Program participants, the first Native American female aerospace engineer, ‘hidden figures’ such as Katherine Johnson and Annie Easley, and the 1978 NASA astronaut class with the first six female astronaut selections. To provide a fuller understanding of their experiences, the exhibit highlights the unique periods in which the women lived. Hear in their own words these women’s stories and engage with more content online thanks to the museum’s newly launched YouTube channel via the QR codes in the exhibit.
Located inside Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport, exhibits are free of charge seven days a week from 8 am–8 pm. Guided tours are available M–F by appointment. Gift shop & offices open M–F 10 am–4 pm.
For more information, visit www.iwasm.org or call 216-623-1111. Closed for all major holidays and home games of the Cleveland Browns.