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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TO HOST 2017 ASTROCAFE SCIENCE SERIES - THE PRIVATIZATION OF SPACE
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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TO HOST 2017 ASTROCAFE SCIENCE SERIES - THE PRIVATIZATION OF SPACE
3/30/2017
 

FROM:           THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM

Pier 86; West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park

 

CONTACT: Rubenstein Communications, Inc., Public Relations

Mike Stouber – (212) 843-9381 / mstouber@rubenstein.com

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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

 

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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

 

TO HOST 2017 ASTROCAFÉ SCIENCE SERIES

 

THE PRIVATIZATION OF SPACE

 

 

 

After-hours AstroCafé highlights Space Entrepreneurs

 

Series runs May through November

 

 

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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host their annual AstroCafé after-hours science series beginning in May. The 2017 series will focus on the privatization of space. AstroCafés are held on May 19, June 9, August 18 and November 3 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue). Doors open 6:45pm, events begin at 7:00pm.

 

AstroCafé: The Privatization of Space is a curated adult lecture series offering the opportunity to learn about the latest discoveries and innovations in astrophysics, planetary science and more. Each event features cutting-edge talks by pioneers in various scientific disciplines, drinks aboard the ship, and, on select evenings, stargazing on the flight deck with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.  AstroCafé events are open to adults age 21 and over. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Admission is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

For more information and to register please visit intrepidmuseum.org.

AstroCafé: The Privatization of Space series includes:

 

Friday, May 19: James Wolff - Investing in a Lunar Future

James Wolff is a space technology entrepreneur who focuses on CubeSat development and 3D printing. He is the co-founder of Deep Space Industries, D-Shape Enterprises, Food by Print and others, and he represents a growing portfolio of commercial space company interests, including Spaceport Gateway Foundation, Red Works and Ripple Aerospace. He will discuss commercial space entrepreneurship, share some personal experiences and offer his unique perspective on future trends for the industry as we approach the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon missions.

 

Friday, June 9: Andrew Horchler - Astrobotic 

Andrew Horchler is the senior research scientist on the Future Missions and Technology Team for Astrobotic. Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, the company pioneers affordable planetary access for companies, governments and universities. Its work promises to spark a new era of exploration, tourism, resource utilization and mining. Andrew will discuss Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lunar Lander and how his team is building space robotics technology that will enable precise landing and new kinds of missions to explore difficult-to-access sites—such as Martian caves or the poles of the moon.

 

Friday, August 18: Ted Southern - Final Frontier Design

Ted Southern is a co-founder of Final Frontier Design (FFD), a private design firm that engineers safety garments for use in space and on Earth. Ted participated in NASA’s Astronaut Glove Challenge in 2007 and 2009. In 2009, he and his business partner Nikolay Moiseev won $100,000 by outperforming NASA’s current spacesuit technology. Since 2010, FFD has been awarded many NASA contracts and achievement awards. FFD has also built several generations of launch-and-reentry spacesuits for the commercial space market. It is currently building spacesuits for multiple flight opportunities, developing terrestrial extra-vehicular spacesuit architecture, and pushing design for terrestrial safety gear.

 

Friday, November 3: Anup Singh - InnaMed 

Anup Singh is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of InnaMed, a Y Combinator-backed startup developing a connected, portable blood-testing device for chronically-ill patients. InnaMed was one of the three winners of the 2016 NASA iTech Cycle I competition and aims for their device to be used by astronauts for health monitoring on multi-year missions (e.g. Mars).  Anup did his BS/MS in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania and was most recently a PhD candidate in Bioengineering at UCLA. He has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed publications in the fields of microfluidics and point-of-care diagnostics and is passionate about developing and commercializing novel healthcare technologies."

 

 

                        DATE:                       Fridays May 19, June 9, August 18 and November 3

 

                        TIME:                        7:30pm; doors open at 6:45pm

                        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, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

November 1 – March 31:

Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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.