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Robert Pearlman
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The Space Museum in Bonne Terre, Missouri, founded by space memorabilia collector Earl Mullins, has expanded into the adjacent Grissom Center, a 5,000-foot display space.

The new annex, named for the late Mercury astronaut, will exhibit the museum's NASA and space artifacts. The original facility is re-focused on space collectibles and pop culture ephemera.

A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, with the participation of author George Leopold, flight controller Rob Kelso and astronauts Tom Akers, Linda Godwin, Dick Richards, Jerry Ross and Charlie Walker. Members of the Grissom family, including Gus' brother Lowell Grissom, also attended.

Among the new items on display is a recovered part of an Apollo 11 F-1 engine, pictured here with Earl Mullins (credit: George Leopold).

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It was a great event and a neat little museum. Big crowd so I didn't get photos of everything they had. Close to 500 tickets were sold.

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Great photos Brad! Thanks for sharing. That camera that you have must weigh about 30 pounds, but takes great photos!

Yes, it was a great day at the Grissom Center and Space Museum. I think the staff did a wonderful job of putting this all together and it was done nicely.

It was great to meet up with fellow collectSPACE members and to talk space! Always neat to meet and talk to new astronauts and flight directors as well. Also, got to meet Lowell Grissom and Scott Grissom. Just a wonderful day with a lot of SPACE!!!

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Very nice set of pictures.

Looks like a fun place.

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Awesome shots! Always great to see new exhibitions and ideas for what to do with our own collectibles. Neat to actually have some of the same items.

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