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Intrepid Museum Concludes Space & Science Festival 2014
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Posted: 7/21/2014 9:57:29 AM

Space & Science Festival

Photo Credit: Daniel Suquitana

Astronauts and space fans packed the Intrepid Museum for its third annual Space & Science Festival, which ran July 16-20. On Friday, legendary Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin stopped by for a special talk with current NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Mr. Aldrin shared his memories of that day, including walking visitors step-by-step through the landing process while footage from NASA played in the background. He also shared stories of what it was like as they landed in the ocean and re-acclimated to life on Earth. After that presentation, the day was capped off with a special screening of “The Space Race” episode of CNN’s The Sixties.
 
Space & Science Festival
 
Throughout the weekend NASA hosted expert talks and hands-on displays and activities, along with other partners including 3D Systems, FIRST Robotics, U.S. Coast Guard, Coca-Cola, Math Midway 2 Go, Sierra Nevada, The 501st Legion and the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. Intrepid Museum tour guides and educators also presented space-themed Tour Guide Talks and Education Demonstrations throughout the week.
 
Space & Science Festival
 
Several current and former astronauts were available for meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and presentations, including Ellen Baker, Mario Runco, Jr., Terry Hart, Garrett Reisman, Joe Edwards and Karol Bobko. Astronauts not only gave presentations for the public, but they also spoke to educators on site for a Teacher Professional Development day, and to Camp Intrepid campers and participants in the Museum’s Camp GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls program.
 
Space & Science Festival
 
Other activities throughout the weekend included public tours of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle docked on Pier 86, an Astronomy Night and a free screening of Gravity on the flight deck, part of the Museum’s Summer Movie Series. The Museum also hosted its first Operation Slumber event in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, giving visitors the chance to sleep underneath space shuttle Enterprise.
 
Space & Science Festival

Photo Credit: Erika Kapin
 
The Intrepid Museum continues its Salute to Summer with activities throughout July and August, including the opening of can’t miss exhibitions.

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