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27 Seconds
27 seconds The Apollo 1 tragedy
On display from June 12 to January 16, 2011.

This special exhibit tells the story of the 1967 Apollo 1 tragedy when, during routine tests, fire engulfed the command capsule and took the lives of astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee. Through rare photographs, artifacts and narrative, the exhibit explores this pivotal event, which riveted the attention of a heartbroken nation, set new standards of heroism and service to our country and changed the course of space exploration in America.
The exhibition also explores Intrepid’s role in the U.S. space program through words and photographs, including one of astronaut Scott Carpenter walking past the area that now serves as the Museum’s Special Exhibition Gallery, where “27 Seconds” will be on display.
27 Seconds Gallery
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Special Exhibition Tour:
27 Seconds – 4th-12th grade
(duration of exhibit)

Learn what it means to be a hero while exploring exhibit highlights and our special exhibition, 27 Seconds. The tour will end with a short, hands-on activity on our Discovery Deck. Space is limited and tours are only able to accommodate groups of 20 or fewer.
Scout Programming:
(Girl Scout Day – October 16th;
Boy Scout Day – November 13th)

Scout groups can come to Intrepid to explore science and history topics related to the themes of the "27 Seconds". Scouts will have an array of activities to choose from on “Scout Days” including tours of the museum, special talks and educational activities.
Weekend Family Programs:
(duration of exhibit)

Explore themes of the "27 Seconds", safety and heroism, with an Intrepid educator at an interactive demonstration. Demonstrations take place Saturdays at 12:00. 1:30pm, and 3:30pm and are suitable for families with school-aged children.