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“EJECT!” NEW EXHIBITION REVIEWING THE HISTORY OF EJECTION SEATS TO OPEN AT THE INTREPID
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“EJECT!” NEW EXHIBITION REVIEWING THE HISTORY OF EJECTION SEATS TO OPEN AT THE INTREPID
8/16/2011
 
FROM:   
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Luke Sacks – 646-381-5282 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum.org
 
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Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations
Brady Littlefield – 212-843-9220 / blittlefield@rubenstein.com
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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“EJECT!”
NEW EXHIBITION REVIEWING THE HISTORY OF EJECTION SEATS
TO OPEN AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST


“Eject!” a new exhibition that explores the history of ejection seats in aviation will open at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, on Saturday, October 1st. 

“Eject!” will showcase approximately 10 ejection seats that were used in the Korean War era through the present.  The seats will be accompanied by graphic panels and a video presentation that will provide a vivid history of ejection seats, their importance to pilots and an examination of their evolution.  While visiting the exhibit, visitors will be able to sit in a real ejection seat.

The exhibition will run from October 1st – February 5th.   

The exhibit is free with the price of admission to the museum.  For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.  Images are courtesy of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.
 
DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST 

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




About the Museum
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 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 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.

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:
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid’s website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.  General admission tickets can be purchased online for a discount of $2.00 per ticket.

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.   

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

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