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NEIL ARMSTRONG TO LAND AT INTREPID AS PART OF “LEGENDS OF AEROSPACE” TOUR
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NEIL ARMSTRONG TO LAND AT INTREPID AS PART OF “LEGENDS OF AEROSPACE” TOUR
3/4/2010
 
FROM:   
THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park

CONTACT:    
Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations
Brady Littlefield: (212) 843-9220 / blittlefield@rubenstein.com
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NEIL ARMSTRONG TO LAND AT INTREPID SEA,
AIR & SPACE MUSEUM AS PART OF
“LEGENDS OF AEROSPACE” TOUR
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OTHER SPECIAL APPEARANCES INCLUDE GENE CERNAN,
JIM LOVELL, BOB GILLILAND AND GENERAL STEVE RITCHIE


“Legends of Aerospace,” will bring a group of famous aviators and astronauts including Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan, the first and last men on the moon, Captain Jim Lovell, Commander of Apollo 13, Bob Gilliland, the first man to ever fly the SR-71 Blackbird, and General Steve Ritchie, the last Air Force Ace, to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 13.

At 3:00 PM, the group of aviators and astronauts will land via helicopter on Intrepid’s flight deck.  The group will discuss their personal experiences as aviators and astronauts at a panel discussion at 4:00 PM and participate in a meet and greet with museum guests afterward.  Please note, times are approximate and subject to change based on the travel arrangements of the participants. 

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will stay open until 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 13.  Last tickets will be sold at 5:00 PM. 

“Legends of Aerospace” is free with the price of admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Tickets for the museum are available for purchase at www.intrepidmuseum.org. 

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

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About the Museum
The newly renovated 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 over 30 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 newly opened areas of the ship including the fo’c’sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a brand new state-of-the-art public pier. 

Also new to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is the 12,240 square-foot interactive Exploreum – which contains 18 different 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, climb a cargo net, transmit messages using Morse code, crawl through living quarters of crewmembers, learn how the Intrepid turned salt water into fresh water and perform various tasks while wearing space gloves.


Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost of Admission:
Adult: $22.00
Seniors and College Students: $18.00
Youth 3-17 and Veterans: $17.00
Active Military, Retired Military and Children Under 3: Free
All tickets are subject to a $2.00 facility fee.

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, W, 1, 2, 3, 7, or 9 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.