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Join us for SpaceFest!

Intrepid’s second annual SpaceFest is a 4-day celebration of space, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and innovation. Join us for interactive displays from NASA and our partners, astronaut appearances, an astronomy night, and more. And of course check out our newly reopened Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring Enterprise.


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As part of the 2nd annual SpaceFest, we’re inviting all museum guests to send us photos from their SpaceFest experience.
You can submit photos online or share them on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #SpaceFest, and we will display these photos in an online gallery. And if you participated in last year’s SpaceFest, also feel free to share those pictures!

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Visiting Astronauts
Ellen S. Baker (M.D., M.P.H.)
Charles J. Camarda (Ph.D.)
Jeffrey A. Hoffman (Ph.D.)
Lee M.E. Morin, M.D., Ph.D. (Captain, USN)
Mario Runco, Jr.
Click here to see the schedule and location of all Astronaut Appearances.
 
Extended Hours
Thursday, July 25 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday, July 26 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, July 27 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, July 28 10:00am-6:00pm
   
   
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THURSDAY, JULY 25th
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FriDAY, JULY 26th
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SaturdAY, JULY 27th
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SunDAY, JULY 28th
10:00am - 6:00pm: Pier Displays and Museum Activities
Pier 86
10:00am - 6:00pm: NASA
Hangar 3

NASA's 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.

11:00am - 1:00pm: Access Family Program for Children with Developmental or Learning Disabilities, aged 5-17
Museum Complex

Families visit the Space Shuttle Enterprise, learn about space vehicles, and create art activities related to space. The program is free but space is limited and registration is required. Please contact to access@intrepidmuseum.org or 646-381-5163 to register.

What are indispensable items that we use today that began as a science fiction fantasy? We'll look at some of the historical elements of science fiction that became real world solutions. We'll also look to the future to see what we are developing for tomorrow.

12:15pm: Tour Guide Talk: Science Fact vs. Science Fiction
Pier 86, Main Stage

The possibility of space travel was explored by early writers such as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. See how their ideas inspired the invention of rockets and spacecraft in the 20th century.

Join Dr. Charles Camarda as he discusses the first space shuttle mission after the Columbia disaster.

1:15pm: Tour Guide Talk: Sally Ride: The first American Women Astronaut
Main Stage, Pier 86

Dr. Sally Ride, who passed away on July 23, 2012, broke barriers by becoming America's first woman to travel into space on the Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger in 1983. The talk will celebrate her career with NASA and the legacy she left for young people in the field of science and technology.

For visitors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, this tour will include a history of space exploration from NASA’s formation to the last shuttle launch, and beyond. Participants will view the newly acquired Enterprise orbiter. This program is free but space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact 646-381-5163 or access@intrepidmuseum.org with “July 28” listed in the subject.

2:15pm: Education Demo: The Mystery of Comets….Solved!
Main Stage, Pier 86

To some early humans, comets were mysterious night sky objects that they considered bad omens! Join us at the stage on Pier 86 to learn about the “ingredients” of comets and how they travel in our solar system. Then behold a comet being made in front of your very eyes!

3:15pm: Education Demo: The Mystery of Comets….Solved!
Main Stage, Pier 86

To some early humans, comets were mysterious night sky objects that they considered bad omens! Join us at the stage on Pier 86 to learn about the “ingredients” of comets and how they travel in our solar system. Then behold a comet being made in front of your very eyes!

4:15pm: Tour Guide Talk: The Real Scoop on Space Poop
Main Stage, Pier 86

Everyone wants to know how basic hygiene is accomplished in a zero-G environment, but some people are afraid to ask! This will be a humorous and factual talk about the history of keeping clean and healthy in space, from the first brief space flights to six-month missions on the International Space Station.

5:15pm: Tour Guide Talk: Science Fact vs. Science Fiction
Pier 86, Main Stage

The possibility of space travel was explored by early writers such as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. See how their ideas inspired the invention of rockets and spacecraft in the 20th century.

 
Schedule subject to change
Partner Displays and Programming Descriptions
 
NASA
NASA's 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.
  • Explore Earth visualizations to discover how NASA scientists research weather and climate change.
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  • See models of future aircraft and watch a demonstration on the effects of high altitude flight, or have your picture taken as a high altitude research pilot.
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  • Travel the lunar surface with Moon Quest – grab the joy stick and zoom into craters and Apollo landing sites.
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  • Build the Space Launch System rocket and send the Orion Crew Vehicle into deep space.
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  • Check out the Launch Port of the future and space vehicles for astronauts to explore the Solar System.
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  • Picture yourself as a NASA Astronaut – really, take your photo of in a Space Suit - ready to conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station or on Mars.
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  • Discover how NASA and commercial partners will take crews to the International Space Station.

3D Systems
Experience 3D printing! Learn all about 3D printing with a live demonstration from 3D Systems. Learn to design and 3D print Cubify Rockets at SpaceFest!

AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK
Step up to these solar telescopes and safely view the sun’s solar flares, prominences, and sun spots!

501st GARRISON
Your favorite Star Wars characters will be on hand for meet and greets and photo ops!

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS
Explore principles of flight! Practice flying an FPG9 (foam plate glider, 9-inch). You can make adjustments to your glider and control its flight path. Once you’ve mastered the basics, try your hand at landing the Space Shuttle. Become an engineer as you design and test your own parachute to learn how air affects the way things move.

COCA-COLA
Attempt to scale Coca-Cola’s inflatable rock climbing wall.

FIRST ROBOTICS
Local robotics teams the Mighty Monkey Wrenches, Mehcanical Mustangs, SpartanRobotics, and RoboRaiders show off their First Robotics Challenge and First Tech Challenge creations, including robots that can shoot hoops, throw Frisbees, and scale pyramids!

GROVE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AT CCNY
Check out CCNY students’ award-winning robots, interact with a small robot from the Army Unite Sponsored Robotics class at CCNY STEM Institute, and learn more about scholarships and research programs at CCNY. On Thursday and Friday, Graham Hill and Robert Felicissimo will present a project for the annual AIAA CanSat competition of 2012 and 2013 that includes a presentation of two can-sized satellite, and a robotic antennae. On Friday and Sunday, Chin-Sung Lin, Daniel Hoyos, and Eric Reese will demonstrate a quadrotor flight controlled by a mobile device. And on Sunday, Jizhong Xiao, Kaung Htet, and Carlos Jaramillo will present an award-winning robot, designed for the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition.

HONEYBEE ROBOTICS
Get hands-on and learn about telerobotic operations!

LEGO MOSAIC PROJECT
Join LEGO Master Builder, Ed Diment, as he recreates the iconic image of Space Shuttle Enterprise soaring over Central Park entirely out of LEGOs! Be a part of history and add your bricks to this giant LEGO mosaic.

LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER
Learn how matter changes when it is shrunk down to nano-scale. Through hands-on activities, experience what happens when gravity doesn't make matter fall, how thin films can break light into rainbows, and when gold turns red.

MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK
Get up close and personal with physicist, Albert Einstein.

MATH MIDWAY 2 GO (Museum of Math)
Math Midway 2 Go (MM2GO) will host a suite of seven interactive mathematics exhibits, including a photo booth gone wild, the Number Line Tightrope, Ring of Fire, and the No Left Turn Maze.

NEW VICTORY THEATER
Visit our friends from the New Victory Theater and take on the activity book challenge! Don’t forget to get a temporary tattoo and enter the drawing to win free tickets to the theater.

PIXEL ACADEMY
The Pixel Academy will present a hands-on exhibit demonstrating modern technologies, including 3D Printing, CAD Design, and programming, giving participants a chance to become instant engineers, designers, and explorers!

ROBOFUN
RoboFun will provide a glimpse into its organization, with robots, video games, and stop motion animation movies created by students at RoboFun. Visitors can play a student-made game, and kids of all ages can take a break to play and build with Legos.

TEACHERS IN SPACE
Teachers in Space is a non-profit project led by the Space Frontier Foundation to stimulate student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It accomplishes this by engaging their teachers through actual suborbital spaceflight for some teachers and extraordinary space related experiences for others. The end goal of Teachers In Space is to spark a transfer of passion from teachers to their students and prepares them for the emerging new generation of space development, and the exciting possibilities that STEM curriculum creates.

TIM KEYSER
Tim Keyser began employment with Lockheed Space Operations in 1988 as a Thermal Protection Technician, performing repairs and integrating the thermal protection on the space shuttle orbiters. From 1996 to 2001 Keyser worked as a Senior Aerospace Technician for United Space Alliance and performed tests, assembly, disassembly, installation, and modifications of the space shuttle orbiters.

In 2001, United Space Alliance selected Keyser as a spacecraft shop lead. As the leader of a large group of highly skilled and specialized technicians, he was responsible for testing, integrating, repairing and preparing the space shuttle orbiters for space flight. Keyser became shop lead for transition and retirement of the space shuttle orbiter fleet after the last space shuttle flight and was responsible for preparing and delivering Enterprise, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour to their display sites.

TIME WARNER CABLE’S CONNECT A MILLION MINDS
Time Warner Cable is committed to inspiring the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math. Learn more about our Connect a Million Minds™ initiative and join us for a fun activity at our TWC booth.