Wisconsin Dell's Robot World is TV's Mission Control for Mir Repair

Tommy Bartlett's Robot World was on the world's center stage last week, as the Russian space station Mir was repaired in orbit above. Robot World, a mainstay of the Wisconsin Dells experience, displays one of the original three Mir modules in its Science Museum. The module was used as a critical prop for CNN newscasts last week, helping to explain the repair operation. Robot World, long considered a noisy haven for obsolete vacuum cleaner-like robots, is now a haven for clunky vacuum cleaner-like space vehicles.

The 40-foot long, 20-ton Mir module was sold to Robot World last year by cash-starved Russians, for between $500k and one million dollars.

[08/26/1997]

Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

Address:
560 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy., Wisconsin Dells, WI
Directions:
At the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory. I-90/94 exit 89. East on Hwy 23/Munroe Ave for one-half mile, then north on US 12/Wisconsin Dells Parkway for one-half mile.
Hours:
Daily 9 am - 9 pm, off-season 10 am - 4 pm. (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Phone:
608-254-2525
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