Jan 13, 2020 5:54 PM

Hutch's Cosmosphere announces Apollo 13 celebration

Posted Jan 13, 2020 5:54 PM

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HUTCHINSON — It was called a successful failure. The mission of Apollo 13 in April of 1970 saw three astronauts and a group of mission control personnel work for three frantic days to bring them back home after an explosion crippled their spacecraft. The Cosmosphere will continue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon missions when they celebrate the Apollo 13 mission on April 4th with two events.

Guests slated to appear include astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, along with Flight Controller Gene Kranz, and many mission control personnel including Gerry Griffin, Milt Windler, John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, Ed Fendell, and Jack Lousma.

The first event will be a panel discussion with the astronauts and members of mission control. The event will be at the Fox Theatre at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $32 for Cosmosphere members and $45 for non-members.

That evening will be a special black tie event with a pre-gala reception with the Apollo 13 guests which includes a limited photo op in front of the Apollo 13 spacecraft and dinner. A limited number of tickets are available for this event. Tickets are $700 for Cosmosphere members and $800 for non-members.

Tickets to the event will go on sale starting March 4th.

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Police: 9-month-old Kan. girl remains hospitalized in critical condition
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SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for alleged child abuse.

Just before 11:30 p.m. 10, police and EMS were dispatched to the 3600 block of West 13th street North in Wichita for a child not breathing, according to Captain Brent Allred. At the scene, they discovered a 9-month-old girl with critical injuries.  EMS transported her to a local hospital where she remains hospitalized in very critical condition, according to Allred.

Investigators learned  the child received injuries while in the care of 25-year-old Breitan Radar at the home. That led to his arrest on requested charges of child abuse, child endangerment, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $250,000 bond, according to online jail records.

A 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy found at the home were placed in police protective custody.  Radar is the father of 6-year-old and not the father of the victim.

During the investigation officers discovered a marijuana grow operation inside the apartment.   

Radar had called the mother to tell her the baby was not breathing. The mother saw a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle, contacted the deputy who followed her to the home.

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office

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