Epcot – Spaceship Earth

Students travel through time and space within this world-renowned 180-foot-tall geosphere to discover how the evolution of communication has changed our lives. They experience the milestones in communications that are vital to man’s survival, from Cro-Magnon cave paintings to electronic space communications.

  • Students understand the impact of significant events in communications- from social to technological changes in our society.
  • Dazzling scenes of life in the 21 st century’s Global Neighborhood depict every corner of our world drawn closer through new technologies.

Did you know?

  • The outer skin of Spaceship Earth is made of 11,324 aluminum and plastic triangles.
  • Rainwater never falls off the Spaceship Earth sphere – it is absorbed into the ball.
  • There are more than 200 satellites orbiting Earth solely for the purpose of private communication services, including pagers, telephones, and computers.

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.