Interested in space, science and technology, astronauts, and robotics? Join us for the Intrepid Museum’s 2nd annual SpaceFest, July 25-28, a 4-day celebration of space, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), and innovation. Participate in interactive displays from NASA and our other partners, astronaut appearances, an astronomy night, a free screening of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) on the Flight Deck, and more. And of course check out the recently reopened Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring Enterprise.
Current and former astronauts Ellen S. Baker, Charles J. Camarda, Lee M.E. Morin, Jeffrey Hoffman, and Mario Runco, Jr., along with aerospace technician Tim Keyser, are scheduled to be on hand, signing autographs and giving presentations. Meanwhile, Pier 86 will come alive with robotics demonstrations, educational presentations, the unveiling of LEGO Space Shuttle Enterprise, an inflatable climbing wall, and, on Sunday, Star Wars characters will be on hand for photo opportunities.
All activities taking place on Pier 86 are free to the public, while programs and activities inside the Museum and the Space Shuttle Pavilion require purchasing Museum admission. The Intrepid Museum will have extended hours throughout SpaceFest, open 10:00am to 6:00pm from July 25 to 28.
NASA will have an active presence at SpaceFest, and its exhibit, Innovate – Explore – Discover – Inspire, will highlight NASA's missions to understand and protect Planet Earth, conduct research on the International Space Station, extend human reach into deep space, and to explore our solar system and beyond. Check the website for more information about the activities taking place during SpaceFest 2013!