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NASA Weekend a Hit at Intrepid
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Posted: 11/23/2009 4:34:02 PM


Left: Intrepid Museum Executive Director Susan Marenoff Right: NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver


NASA Weekend was a hit at Intrepid again this year as Museum guests were treated to amazing sites, sounds, demonstrations and speakers from Friday, November 20 – Sunday, November 22.
 
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver was the featured speaker on Saturday as she shared her experiences and offered insight on NASA programs with museum visitors in the Howard and Allison Lutnick Theater before taking a tour of the Intrepid with Executive Director Susan Marenoff. As deputy administrator, Garver is NASA’s second in command and is responsible for providing leadership, planning and policy direction for the agency.  Garver was nominated for the position by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009.
 
NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino kicked off the weekend on Friday by sharing his outer worldly experiences with students from Aviation High School, M137 in Queens and visitors to the Museum with two presentations. Massimino, a Franklin, New York native, recently returned from the Hubble telescope servicing mission and is the first person to ever “tweet” from space.
 
The weekend, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Apollo 12, the first successful lunar landing mission which took place in July 1969, also included interactive programs and demonstrations paying tribute to NASA’s efforts and achievements.
 
Among the NASA artifacts and multimedia programs and exhibits that visitors experienced all weekend were lunar samples, including a moon rock that guests could touch, a 3-D Mars presentation with a Mars Rover, an authentic Mars Mark III space suit model and the history of Apollo revealed through graphics and models. 
 
The USS Intrepid served as a primary NASA recovery vessel before being decommissioned in 1974.
 


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