Three years ago this month, the final space shuttle blasted off from Kennedy Space Center, and landed there again nearly two weeks later. Experience the beginnings of the history-making space shuttle program, and learn more about the incredible engineering which went into our nation’s space program, at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum! It’s at Pier 86, 12th Avenue, in Midtown West!
Featuring the famous aircraft carrier Intrepid, this unusual museum has some of the most exciting exhibits you can find in New York. Walk the carrier’s flight deck, where you can find almost two dozen planes, including the infamous A-12 Blackbird. See the hangar deck, and the third deck, where you can learn more about how enlisted men and women live.
The Intrepid museum also displays the Growler strategic missile submarine, as well as one of the British Airways Concorde planes. By far, however, the most ambitious exhibit offered is the space shuttle Enterprise. This engineering marvel was the prototype orbiter which helped usher in a new era of spaceflight.
Visitors can hear actual conversations between the shuttle’s crew and mission control, and walk directly underneath the Enterprise for a one-of-a-kind view. Compare the space shuttle with a Soyuz space capsule, and learn more about the differences between the two programs. Be part of the immersive experience with films, audio, and pictures you won’t see anywhere else.
Families have an amazing opportunity on August 9 and September 27! The museum has special “Operation Slumber” evenings planned, where groups can sleep underneath the space shuttle! Contact the museum for more information.
Take your own journey into New York in style on a Seastreak ferry! Our comfortable, modern boats won’t take you to the stars, but they will get you where you need to go with customer service you’ll love and punctuality you can trust.
Sea you soon!
The Seastreak Family
Filed Under: Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum