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Tour our visiting ship: RV-Neil Armstrong
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Posted: 5/9/2017 9:23:14 AM

R/V Neil Amrmstrong

Explore one of the Navy’s new oceanographic research ships during Fleet Week at the Museum.

Neil Armstrong (AGOR-27) is a research vessel owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, an independent nonprofit dedicated to ocean research, exploration and education.

The ship was named after the famous astronaut, perpetuating a link between space exploration and ocean science: all but one of NASA’s space shuttles was named after a ship. (The exception is the Museum’s very own Enterprise, named after the fictional starship in Star Trek.) Neil Armstrong’s wife, Carol, christened the ship on March 29, 2014.

R/V Neil Armstrong accommodates 24 scientists and 20 crew members for coastal and deep ocean missions aimed to learn more about marine ecosystems, sustainability and climate change. The ship has a main lab, wet lab and computer lab, along with state-of-the-art equipment capable of mapping the deepest parts of the ocean.

R/V Neil Armstrong will be open for public tours on Pier 86:
Thursday, May 25, 10:00am–12:30pm
Friday, May 26, 10:00am–12:30pm.

 
 
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