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6th ANNUAL SPACE & SCIENCE FESTIVAL AT THE INTREPID, SEA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TUESDAY, AUGUST 1–SUNDAY
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6th ANNUAL SPACE & SCIENCE FESTIVAL AT THE INTREPID, SEA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TUESDAY, AUGUST 1–SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
7/27/2017
 

FROM:           THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM
                        West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
                        www.intrepidmuseum.org

CONTACT: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

                      Ashley Allen – (646) 381-5292 / aallen@intrepidmuseum.org

 
 

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6th ANNUAL SPACE & SCIENCE FESTIVAL AT THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TUESDAY, AUGUST 1–SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
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Experience an exciting celebration of space and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at the 6th annual Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, from Tuesday, August 1–Sunday, August 6.

The festival will offer guests a variety of interactive displays, activities, exhibitions and presentations, including a presentation by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a screening of Hidden Figures followed by a NASA panel discussion, NASA displays such as the Mars Rover concept vehicle, NASA Space Trainer and VR experiences, interactive displays from the Intergalactic Travel Bureau, Honeybee Robotics, First and LEGO®, NASA Panels about the James Webb telescope and Mars, as well as a free Family Astronomy Night and a free movie screening on the flight deck. This year’s celebration coincides with the Museum’s temporary exhibition, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? an interactive exhibition that explores the world of drone technology, from its modern-day origins in World War I and its military development to its current applications in solving complex humanitarian and commercial challenges.

Highlights of the 2017 Space & Science Festival include:

Tuesday, August 1

11:00am–4:00pm: Space-themed Tour Guide Talks and Education Demonstrations will take place on the hangar deck and Space Shuttle Pavilion

12:15pm–3:15pm: The Giant Leaps Planetarium Show will take place in the Museum’s Rotunda. This show, which follows the story of space exploration, will take visitors on a journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the observable universe.

7:00pm: — Kick off Space and Science Festival with a FREE screening of The Martian on the flight deck! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Doors open at 7:00pm and the program will begin at sunset, weather permitting. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Food and beverages are available for purchase onsite. Alcohol is not permitted on Intrepid’s flight deck.

Wednesday, August 2

11:00am–4:00pm: Space-themed Tour Guide Talks and Education Demonstrations will take place on the hangar deck and Space Shuttle Pavilion

12:15pm–3:15pm: The Giant Leaps Planetarium Show will take place in the Museum’s Rotunda. This show, which follows the story of space exploration, will take visitors on a journey from the edge of the atmosphere to the edge of the observable universe.

Thursday, August 3

10:00pm–5:00pm: The Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86 will welcome NASA’s Summer of Mars Experience, where visitors can get an up-close look at the Mars Rover Concept Vehicle, a 5,500-pound, nearly 11-foot tall rover built to handle the climate, conditions and environment on the Red Planet as they are currently understood. The experience also includes interactive games that allow guests to learn about plant life and habitats on Mars, virtual reality which will transport visitors to the Red Planet, photo opportunities, premium giveaways and more. Pier 86 will also host NASA’s Space Camp Multi Axis Trainer, which simulates what it’s like to tumble and spin during reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. LEGO® will present a Mosaic Zone where visitors can build and create.

Inside the Intrepid Museum, NASA will be hosting an expo of activities and displays in Hangar 3. Space-explorers and star-gazers of all ages will discover some of the most exciting missions NASA is working on, from the powerful James Webb Space Telescope that will see back in time to study the earliest galaxies after the Big Bang, to the technology and hardware to send humans to deep space destinations, including Mars. Visitors can meet NASA scientists, explore the International Space Station and faraway planets using virtual reality, and get hands-on with NASA’s latest tech, launch systems, new X-plane designs, Earth observations, and more! In the Space Shuttle Pavilion, Kevin Hussey from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab will use NASA’s Eyes technology to demonstrate how anyone can discover new planets alongside NASA.

7:00pm — The Museum will host a FREE screening inside the Space Shuttle Pavilion of the Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures, which tells the incredible story of the African American women working behind the scenes as "human computers" during the early days of the Space Race. Following the screening, guests will hear a panel discussion of the film and the real-life impact of these remarkable women with Bert Ulrich, NASA’s liaison for multimedia, film and TV; Bill Barry, NASA’s chief historian; Tracy Drain, NASA flight systems engineer; and Dr. Shelia Nash-Stevenson, one of the first African American women to get a PhD in physics in the United States. Space is limited; advance registration is recommended. The panel will be moderated by journalist Lynn Sherr.

Friday, August 4

10:00pm–5:00pm: Pier 86 will host NASA’s Summer of Mars Experience and Space Camp Multi Axis Trainer, which includes an up-close look at the stunning 5,500-pound, nearly 11-foot tall Mars Rover Concept Vehicle, as well as interactive games, virtual reality experiences, giveaways, photo opportunities, and more. Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development will have a Drone Zone where kids can fly foam drones with mounted cameras & learn about remote sensing. LEGO® will present a Mosaic Zone where visitors can build and create.

Inside Hangar 3, the NASA Expo will allow guests to explore the most exciting missions NASA is working on, from the James Webb Space Telescope to sending humans to deep space. Visitors can meet NASA scientists, explore the galaxy using virtual reality, and get hands-on with NASA’s latest tech, launch systems, new X-plane designs, Earth observations, and more! In the Space Shuttle Pavilion, Kevin Hussey from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab will use NASA’s Eyes technology to demonstrate how anyone can discover new planets alongside NASA.

6:45pm–10:00pm: ALL AGES can enjoy a FREE Family Astronomy Night, with special guest Mimi Aung, the project manager for the Mars Helicopter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). She will discuss the many challenges in designing a helicopter drone that one day may fly on Mars. Then, visitors can attend So You Want To Go To Mars?, a moderated panel of NASA engineers and a NASA astronaut. Today, NASA is building a new spacecraft and the world’s largest rocket to travel to destinations never seen before! It takes the real rocket scientists of the NASA team to solve the daunting challenges of sending astronauts deep in to space and returning them safely to Earth. Join us for this NASA panel and meet the team that is helping us get to our ultimate destination—Mars. Visitors can also view the night sky with high powered telescopes on the flight deck with local astronomers, weather permitting.

8:00pm: Chicago’s Theatre Unspeakable will perform their New York debut of Moon Shot, a larger-than-life theatrical experience performed on a very small stage beneath the Space Shuttle Enterprise. To re-create the early days of the Space Race, seven actors will squeeze onto a stage nearly as tight as the original Mercury capsules to bring to life a thrilling time in the history of human exploration.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $18 for children 12 and under. The performance is not recommended for children under 5. Please visit https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/moonshot for more information and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, August 5

10:00am–6:00pm: On Pier 86, NASA will be on hand with the Summer of Mars Experience and Space Camp Multi Axis Trainer, which includes an up-close look at the stunning 5,500-pound, nearly 11-foot tall Mars Rover Concept Vehicle, as well as interactive games, virtual reality experiences, giveaways, photo opportunities, and more. LEGO® will present a Mosaic Zone where visitors can build and create, FIRST will be on hand with unique robotics that guests can interact with, and ConEd will present a Pedal-A-Watt Bicycle where visitors can power three different types of light bulbs. Honeybee Robotics will showcase models of subsystems that it designed and built for the last three generations of NASA’s Mars landers: Curiosity, Spirit and Opportunity, Robofun will run a demonstration of Wedo LEGO® Robotics, and the Brooklyn Robot Foundry will teach kids how to make simple circuit robots. Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development will have a Drone Zone where kids can fly foam drones with mounted cameras & learn about remote sensing, and kids can learn about the solar system with Jupiter Joe’s Sidewalk Astronomy.

Inside the Museum, the NASA Expo will allow guests to explore the most exciting missions NASA is working on, from the James Webb Space Telescope to sending humans to deep space. Visitors can meet NASA scientists, explore the galaxy using virtual reality, and get hands-on with NASA’s latest tech, launch systems, new X-plane designs, Earth observations, and more. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau will be on hand to create personalized vacations in space, and Kevin Hussey from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab will use NASA’s Eyes technology to demonstrate how anyone can discover new planets alongside NASA.

1:00pm: The Big Picture, a discussion with NASA Chief Technologist Douglas Terrier, NASA Systems Engineer Mike Menzel, SpaceX Senior Engineer Garrett Reisman and Honeybee Robotics co-founder Stephen Gorevan focusing on exciting initiatives where NASA works hand-in-hand with commercial space companies to develop new robotics and opticals for future missions to Mars. Moderated by former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino.

2:00pm: Book signing in the Space Shuttle Pavilion with Mike Massimino, of his best-selling book Spaceman. Copies will be available for purchase.

3:00pm: A moderated panel of NASA engineers and an astronaut will present So You Want To Go To Mars? Today, NASA is building a new spacecraft and the world’s largest rocket to travel to destinations never seen before! It takes the real rocket scientists of the NASA team to solve the daunting challenges of sending astronauts deep in to space and returning them safely to Earth. Join us for this NASA panel and meet the team that is helping us get to our ultimate destination—Mars.

4:30pm: Astronaut Shane Kimbrough will present Life on board the ISS: Expeditions 49/50 where he will share his recent experiences on the International Space Station.

8:00pm: Chicago’s Theatre Unspeakable will perform their New York debut of Moon Shot, a larger-than-life theatrical experience performed on a very small stage beneath the Space Shuttle Enterprise. To re-create the early days of the Space Race, seven actors will squeeze onto a stage nearly as tight as the original Mercury capsules to bring to life a thrilling time in the history of human exploration.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $18 for children 12 and under. The performance is not recommended for children under 5. Please visit https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/moonshot for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, August 6

At 12:00pm, representatives from NASA will present So You Want To Go To Mars? and at 1:00pm, Begona Vila, Systems Engineer for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will give a talk about the ground-breaking telescope, presented in Spanish.

10:00am–6:00pm: On Pier 86, NASA will be on hand with the Summer of Mars Experience and Space Camp Multi Axis Trainer, which includes an up-close look at the stunning 5,500-pound, nearly 11-foot tall Mars Rover Concept Vehicle, as well as interactive games, virtual reality experiences, giveaways, photo opportunities, and more. LEGO® will present a Mosaic Zone where visitors can build and create, FIRST will be on hand with unique robotics that guests can interact with, and ConEd will present a Pedal-A-Watt Bicycle where visitors can power three different types of light bulbs. Honeybee Robotics will showcase models of subsystems that it designed and built for the last three generations of NASA's Mars landers: Curiosity, Spirit and Opportunity, and the Brooklyn Robot Foundry will teach kids how to make simple circuit robots. Kids can learn about the solar system with Jupiter Joe’s Sidewalk Astronomy.

Inside the Museum, the NASA Expo will allow guests to explore the most exciting missions NASA is working on, from the James Webb Space Telescope to sending humans to deep space. Visitors can meet NASA scientists, explore the galaxy using virtual reality, and get hands-on with NASA’s latest tech, launch systems, new X-plane designs, Earth observations, and more. In the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the Intergalactic Travel Bureau will be on hand to create personalized vacations in space.

Noon: A moderated panel of NASA engineers and an astronaut will present So You Want To Go To Mars? Today, NASA is building a new spacecraft and the world’s largest rocket to travel to destinations never seen before! It takes the real rocket scientists of the NASA team to solve the daunting challenges of sending astronauts deep in to space and returning them safely to Earth. Join us for this NASA panel and meet the team that is helping us get to our ultimate destination—Mars.

1:00pm James Webb Space Telescope Instrument Systems Engineer, Begona Vila, will give a talk about this groundbreaking telescope, presented in Spanish.

2:00pm Hubble has been observing the universe for 27 years and the next great space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, is set to launch next year. Guests can hear a panel discussion about the life and legacy of a space telescope from Jason Kalirai, Associate Astronomer and James Webb Space Telescope Project Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute; Mike Menzel, James Webb Space Telescope Systems Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; and Begoña Vila, James Webb Space Telescope Instrument Systems Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Moderated by former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, who served on two Hubble repair missions.

3:30pm NASA’s lead astronaut trainer Allison Bollinger will present From Swimming Pools to Vacuum Chambers: How We Teach Astronauts to Spacewalk.

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All activities taking place on Pier 86 are free and open to the public, while programs and activities inside the Museum and the Space Shuttle Pavilion are free with Museum admission. All events and appearances are subject to change. For a complete schedule of events or to become a member, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org. Space and Science Festival is proudly supported by DJI.

    EVENT:               6th Annual Space & Science Festival
    DATE:                 Tuesday, August 1–Sunday, August 6
    LOCATION:       Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
                                 Pier 86, (46th Street and 12th Avenue)
                                 Manhattan

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About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

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Museum Hours:
April 1–October 31:
Monday–Friday, 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday–Sunday, 10:00am–6:00pm


November 1–March 31:
Monday–Sunday, 10:00am–5:00pm

Museum Cost of Admission:
Adult: $33.00
Seniors (65+): $31.00
Child (5–12): $24.00
Children under 5: Free
*NYC Resident Admission (includes five boroughs):
Adults and seniors: $19
Child (5–12): $17
*Retired and Active U.S. Military and U.S. Veterans: Free

Free admission for U.S. military and veterans generously provided by Bank of America.
*Proper ID required.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid Museum website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Location:
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

Public Transportation:
Directions by NYC Metro Bus:
Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th St.), M42 (42nd St.) or M50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk north from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off directly in front of the Intrepid Museum.

Directions by NYC Metro Subway:
Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M42 West bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk north to Intrepid.

Directions from water:
Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk one block north to the Intrepid Museum. From New Jersey, take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th St.) and walk north on 12th Avenue to the Museum.