• The Liberty Bell has returned from Bonn, Germany to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center on Thursday, June 11, 2015.

Liberty Bell 7 capsule back on display at Cosmosphere

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Liberty Bell 7 Mercury space capsule is back on display at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center after a four-month trip to Bonn, Germany, where it was displayed at an exhibit on space and art.

Cosmosphere President Jim Remar said the capsule, flown by astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom on July 21, 1961, was put back on display Thursday. It had been loaned to the Bonn exhibit from January through April, then spent several weeks with technicians at SpaceWorks as they looked it over and prepared a new case.