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Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $14 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $10 + tax
Student with ID: $10 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $12 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

Mach Speed: MiG-21 Jet Cockpit Exhibit

Mach Speed Exhibit at Tellus Science Museum

Mach Speed: MiG-21 Jet Cockpit Exhibit

See it in the Crossroads Gallery

July 23, 2016 through March 26, 2017

 

Get ready to look into the cockpit of a MiG-21 and imagine what it was like to fly the jet fighter at supersonic speeds at over 50,000 feet!

A rare two-seater jet cockpit will be the centerpiece of this special exhibit that includes a Soviet flight suit, gun sights, and an interactive control panel. Mostly made as a one-seater, the cockpit on display is an unusual two-seater version and will be the only one on public display in the U.S.

The MiG-21 originated in the former Soviet Union and was the first Soviet fighter jet capable of speeds over Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound. The jet had a reputation of being easy to fly and maintain. It had all manual controls with no onboard computers, instead relying on analog instrument panels that visitors will be able to see.

The MiG-21 is the most produced jet fighter in history, having served in the air forces of over 50 countries with some still in service today. The cockpit on display came from a jet flown by the Polish air force at the height of the Cold War, and among the exhibits is a video of the aircraft on its last flight before retirement.

25
Mar

Mineral Symposium 2017

Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM
03/25/2017

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3
Apr

Spring Break Science Escape – MONDAY

Monday, 10 AM - 5 PM
04/03/2017

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4
Apr

Spring Break Science Escape – TUESDAY

Tuesday, 10 AM - 5 PM
04/04/2017

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Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $14 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $10 + tax
Student with ID: $10 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $12 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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