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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM OPENS TEMPORARY EXHIBITION SHOWCASING THE LEGACY OF SPACE SHUTTLE
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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM OPENS TEMPORARY EXHIBITION SHOWCASING THE LEGACY OF SPACE SHUTTLE ENTERPRISE ****
1/8/2013
 

 FROM:
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
www.intrepidmuseum.org 

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM OPENS
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION SHOWCASING THE LEGACY OF
SPACE SHUTTLE ENTERPRISE
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“Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer” -- a new exhibition that explores the history of Enterprise and its critical role in the development of the space shuttle -- will open to the public on Thursday, January 17 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan.

“Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer” introduces Enterprise with compelling artifacts of the era – such as space shuttle cockpit instruments, a flight helmet and model orbiters – as well as archival images and video clips to illustrate the history and significance of the prototype orbiter.  The exhibition celebrates the pilots and engineers who contributed to the Enterprise story, as well as the technological innovations that helped to make it an icon of the space program. This exhibition will also include photographs crowd sourced from the public who have documented Enterprise’s journey from its origins in the 1970s to its expedition to the Intrepid Museum last spring.  The exhibition will be open to the public through Spring 2013.

In April 2012, the space shuttle Enterprise arrived in New York City and in July 2012, Enterprise joined the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in a temporary, climate-controlled Space Shuttle Pavilion on the Flight Deck.  However in late October, Hurricane Sandy damaged the pavilion, and as a result, Enterprise itself is not currently on public display.

The exhibition is free with the price of admission to the museum. The museum is currently offering a Gift of Intrepid “buy one, get one free” promotion through February 15, 2013.  The special social media offer is available to those who are Facebook fans of the Museum or those who follow the museum on Twitter. Visitors must print and bring with them the special coupon posted.  For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org

 

                        DATE:            THURSDAY, JANUARY 17  

                        PLACE:          INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
                                                PIER 86 (46TH STREET AND 12TH AVENUE), MANHATTAN

About the Museum
Now home of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier ‘Intrepid’ with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of 27 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. Guests can experience areas of the ship including the Flight Deck, Hangar Deck, fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a state-of-the-art public pier. 

Guests to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum also can experience the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains a variety of hands-on exhibits – that teaches guests about the different properties of the sea, air, space and living at sea as each relates to the ship Intrepid. In the Exploreum, guests can experience a flight simulator, transmit messages using Morse code, sit on the bunk of a crewmember, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.

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Museum Hours:
April 1 – October 31:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

November 1 – March 31:
Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Museum Cost of Admission:
Adult: $24.00
Seniors and College Students: $20.00
Youth 7-17: $19.00
Veterans: $17.00
Child 3-6: $12.00
Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free

General Admission with access to Space Shuttle Pavilion
Adult: $30.00
Senior and College Students: $26.00
Youth 7-17 and Veterans: $23.00
Child 3-6: $16.00
Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org

Location:
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

Public Transportation:

Directions by NYC Metro Bus
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th Sts), M42 (42nd St.) or M-50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk North from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off immediately in front of the Intrepid.

Directions by NYC Metro Subway
Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M-42 West Bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk North to Intrepid.

Directions from Water
Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk a block north to the Intrepid Museum. Or from New Jersey take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th Street) and walk north on 12th Ave to the museum.       

 

 

 
 
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