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SAMSUNG SpaceFest, a 5-day festival, will celebrate the opening of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion, and its newly acquired Space Shuttle Enterprise. The festival kicks off the night of Wednesday, July 18, with a free concert on Intrepid's Flight Deck. Intrepid's free Summer Movies Series continues with Star Trek, Saturday, July 21.

From Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, NASA will present over three dozen exhibits, displays, and educational demonstrations honoring aeronautics and space exploration past, present and future. Visitors to the Museum Complex will be able to learn about current missions in earth and space science, the rockets destined to take humans to explore the solar system, and the NASA research improving and enhancing aeronautics. The new Space Shuttle Pavilion will open to the public on Thursday, July 19 following a Grand Opening Ceremony. This exciting 5-day event will also provide an opportunity for guests to meet and mingle with a number of current and former astronauts.

All SpaceFest exhibits, displays, and events subject to change.
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Extended Museum Hours
Wednesday, July 18 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday, July 19 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday, July 20 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday, July 21 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Sunday, July 22 10:00AM - 7:00PM

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Wednesday, July 18th
Members Only Space Shuttle Pavilion Preview 9am-12pm

Intrepid Museum Members are invited to enjoy a premiere preview event. Members will be among the first to see the Space Shuttle Pavilion and shuttle Enterprise up close and will be joined by Astronauts, Mario Runco, Jr. and Ellen S. Baker (M.D., M.P.H.). RSVP required.

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Sound Waves on the Intrepid, Flight Deck 7pm

Rock out and kick off the first in the Sound Waves on the Intrepid concert series, Wednesday, July 18th, during Samsung SpaceFest!

This Wednesday and every Wednesday through August 22nd, Intrepid Museum will present undeniably cool productions and multi-sensory experiences, offering die hard music fans a chance to hear their favorite up and coming acts with a panoramic view of the city's sky line. The music selection will feature cutting edge, eclectic and curatorial concerts and DJ sets, and will be based on the EDM and indie rock global scenes. The show offers further experiential excitement with roving food trucks and carts, awesome merchandise, and of course, a few surprises.

Please click here to RSVP and to learn how to pick up your free tickets.

Thursday, July 19th
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Exhibits and Pier Displays, Pier 86 & Hangar 3 10am-5pm

NASA, Samsung, and Time Warner Cable

Astronaut Meet & Greet, Museum Complex 10am-5pm

Mario Runco Jr., Jeffrey A. Hoffman (PH.D.), Kevin R. Kregel, Ellen S. Baker (M.D., M.P.H.), Charles J. Camarda (PH.D.), Michael J. Massimino (PH.D.), Karol J. Bobko (Colonel, USAF, Ret.), Lee M.E. Morin, M.D., Ph.D. (Captain, USN)

Space Shuttle Pavilion Grand Opening Ceremony 11am

Join in this momumental event as museum staff, astronauts, NASA, and space fans gather for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies surrounding the Space Shuttle Pavillion and space shuttle Enterprise.

Space Shuttle Pavilion Open to the Public 2pm

Join Intrepid Museum as we officially unveil the Space Shuttle Pavilion and its centerpiece, space shuttle Enterprise!

Astronaut Presentation 2pm-3pm

Join Mario Runco Jr. and Jeffrey A. Hoffman as they share their stories of their space shuttle missions.

Friday, July 20th
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SpaceFest Teacher Professional Development 8am-1pm

Presented by NASA and the Intrepid Education Department, this FREE full-day teacher professional development opportunity will allow educators to gain useful knowledge in areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Pre-registration is required. Click here for more information.

Exhibits and Pier Displays, Pier 86 & Hangar 3 10am-5pm

NASA, Samsung, and Time Warner Cable

Astronaut Meet & Greet, Museum Complex 10am-5pm

Mario Runco Jr., Jeffrey A. Hoffman (PH.D.), Kevin R. Kregel, Ellen S. Baker (M.D., M.P.H.), Charles J. Camarda (PH.D.), Michael J. Massimino (PH.D.), Karol J. Bobko (Colonel, USAF, Ret.), Lee M.E. Morin, M.D., Ph.D. (Captain, USN)

Astronaut Presentation 2pm-3pm

Join Charles J. Camarda and Lee M.E. Morin as they share their stories of their space shuttle missions.

Saturday, July 21st
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Exhibits and Pier Displays, Pier 86 & Hangar 3 10am-5pm

NASA, Samsung, and Time Warner Cable

Astronaut Meet & Greet, Museum Complex 10am-5pm

Kevin R. Kregel, Ellen S. Baker (M.D., M.P.H.), Charles J. Camarda (PH.D.), , Karol J. Bobko (Colonel, USAF, Ret.), Lee M.E. Morin, M.D., Ph.D. (Captain, USN)

Astronaut Presentation 2pm-3pm

Join Garrett E. Reisman as he shares his stories of his space shuttle missions.

Intrepid's Free Summer Movie Series: Star-Trek (2009) 7:30pm

Intrepid’s Free Summer Movie Series continues with Star-Trek (2009).

In Star-Trek, the brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

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Sunday, July 22nd
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Exhibits and Pier Displays, Pier 86 & Hangar 3 10am-5pm

NASA, Samsung, and Time Warner Cable

Astronaut Meet & Greet, Museum Complex 10am-5pm

Garrett E. Reisman (PH.D.), Kevin R. Kregel, Lee M.E. Morin, M.D., Ph.D. (Captain, USN)

Key NASA Exhibits and Displays include:

MARS Exploration
Learn about "The 7 Minutes of Terror" during which the Mars Curiosity Rover will go from over 13,000 mph to a gentle landing (by sky crane) on the surface of the red planet in the Gale crater this August. Lie down and get run over by the wheels of a rocker boogey mars rover model, learn about robotic technology, and see Mars up close, personal, and in 3-D. What about human exploration? Inspect a Mars Mark III Planetary Space Suit prototype designed for human exploration of the solar system. View the progression of Mars robotics with full-size models of Sojourner, the Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity), and the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rovers.

NASA First Robotics
NASA First Robotics has a vision: "to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders." They will be on hand to showcase what they are accomplishing. See demonstrations of robotics, designed by students to complete a variety of different tasks. Meet some of the student First Robotics teams, see their creations, and find out how you can get involved.

HEO Dome
Experience the exciting new era of Human Space Exploration inside a 50ft diameter geodesic dome. With the Shuttle retirement, NASA is starting a dynamic new chapter with commercial and international partners, advancing research and technology on the International Space Station, opening low-Earth orbit to US industry, and exploring the frontiers of deep space. Tomorrow's NASA will allow new opportunities for each citizen to experience low-Earth orbit, become involved in an expanding space economy, and virtually explore new vistas in deep space with NASA astronauts.

An Introduction to the International Space Station
For over ten years, every day, 24 hours a day, there have been humans living and working in space! During the past decade, 15 nations have come together, setting aside their differences, to design, assemble, occupy, and conduct research inside (and outside) of the largest and longest inhabited object to ever orbit the Earth (it's bigger than a football field!) - the International Space Station. Come learn what they are doing up there.

Traveling Beyond Earth - SLS
Just because the Space Shuttles have been retired doesn't mean NASA is grounded. Come learn about NASA's newest space rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), which will provide the heavy-lift capability needed to propel the next generation of explorers beyond Earth and expand human presence into the solar system.

Commercial Crew Program
Curious about out what type of space vehicles will be used to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station now that the Space Shuttles have been retired? Stop by and learn about the spacecraft being designed and tested by some of NASA's commercial partners.

Want to operate a NASA Radio Telescope? Come by to take the controls of a real 34-meter radio telescope that is dedicated to education. Experience how NASA communicates with spacecraft traveling all over the solar system and beyond.

Building the 21st Century Space Launch Complex
To prepare for a future where commercial partners provide spacecraft to launch astronauts and payloads into space, NASA is building the infrastructure to transform Kennedy Space Center in Florida into a low-cost multi-user space transportation facility.

  • Ground Systems and Development Operations:
    Learn how NASA is preparing to support an array of future spacecraft, and what's being done to make our facilities ready for the next generation of space travel.
  • Launch Services Program:
    Find out what services NASA provides to get all the spacecraft and weather satellites into Space. The expendable launch vehicles that NASA has available for its science, Earth-orbit, and interplanetary missions are United Launch Alliance's (ULA) Atlas V and Delta II, Space X's Falcon 1 and 9, Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Pegasus and Taurus XL, and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.'s Athena I and II.

Lunar Quest
Grab the joystick and join the Quest! Fly over the moon and explore the craters, mountains and plains in detail you have never imagined!

Dynamic Planet: Satellite Imagery
Come explore the Earth, Sun, and Solar System on NASA's Dynamic Planet. Touch the screen to reveal NASA's latest and most exiting science and view the resulting data sets on the digital video globe.

NASA's Time Machines
NASA's Deep Space Telescopes allow scientists to look not only far into the distant reaches of the universe but also back in time. Find out how and learn more about these amazing machines and what we are learning through them.

  • Hubble Space Telescope
    Hubble's launch in 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope. Our view of the universe and our place within it has never been the same. A versatile instrument, Hubble has been used to observe the most distant stars and galaxies as well as sandstorms on the surface of Mars. Come see and touch the actual tools astronauts used to fix the Hubble Space Telescope!
  • The James Webb Space Telescope
    If you like the Hubble Space Telescope, you will love the James Webb Space Telescope. Learn about the telescope that will be like a TRANSFORMER in space.
  • NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
    Learn about NASA's powerful telescope designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe such as exploded stars, clusters of galaxies, and matter around black holes.

NASA Technology Touches Your Life...
Every day, in a variety of ways, American lives are touched by space technology. Since 1976, over 1,500 documented NASA technologies have benefited U.S. industry, improved the quality of life, and created jobs. The Space Shuttle Program alone has generated more than 100 technology spinoffs.

Technology: Innovation and Invention
Investigate NASA's research on new technologies that will pave the way for future space exploration. Interact with touch screen kiosks to learn about 9 Technology Demonstrations NASA is currently investing in. Experience a three-dimensional Laser Beam Communications display and an Augmented Reality Interactive. L'Garde Solar Sail model will show you how to sail away to the Stars.

  • Flight Opportunities Program
    The Flight Opportunities Program enables U.S. industry to be a provider of cost-effective access to space by facilitates low-cost access to suborbital space, where researchers can expose technologies to brief periods of weightlessness using commercial space vehicles. NASA is encouraging the growth of this emerging entrepreneurial industry. A key goal for the program is regular, frequent and predictable access to near-space, at a reasonable cost, with easy to recover intact payloads.

Sharing the Past: NASA's Artifact Program
Find out how your school or museum can share the past in order to stimulate the future. Museums, schools, universities, planetariums and libraries can obtain artifacts from NASA's programs and missions to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

NASA Mission Guide
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to visit the NASA exhibits, talk to the staff, watch the demonstrations, and try out the interactives. By doing so you will not only learn about the new era of exploration in science, aeronautics and human space flight but you will also earn Mission Stamps. Collect enough stamps to complete your mission guide and you will qualify to receive a special reward!