The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Rubenstein Communications – Public Relations
Jody Fisher – 212-843-8296 / email@example.com
For Immediate Release
VISITORS TO INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM CELEBRATE
LAUNCH OF FINAL NASA SHUTTLE MISSION
Kids, Families and Foreign Tourists Cheer #STS-135 Atlantis
Approximately 200 visitors to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum got an unexpected treat as they watched the launch of the final NASA Space Shuttle Mission, #STS-135, on the 60-foot video wall in the museum on Friday, July 8.
Cheers went up as the Atlantis cleared the tower at Kennedy Space Center.
President Susan Marenoff-Zausner and other members of the executive team at the Intrepid were on hand in Florida to watch the launch in person.
“It was awe-inspiring and breathtaking to see and experience,” said Marenoff. “While each launch has special meaning, this one marked the end of one phase of the shuttle, and the beginning of its next phase- one that Intrepid is honored to partake in by receiving the Enterprise and having it be the centerpiece of a space exploration center.”
In April 2011, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum was selected among dozens of competing facilities as the cultural institution that will receive the Enterprise space shuttle.