Apollo at 50 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

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Celebrating #Apollo17 and the beautiful images from the mission.
12/09/2019

Celebrating #Apollo17 and the beautiful images from the mission.

Celebrating #apollo17 & some of the beautiful photos these 70mm Hasselblad cameras took. Here is a film magazine in our Mission to the Moon exhibit featuring one item from each mission that went to moon and back. Photo History

Thank you, Members! As a “thank you” to all of our members who have supported our mission, we invite you all to a FREE e...
12/06/2019

Thank you, Members! As a “thank you” to all of our members who have supported our mission, we invite you all to a FREE evening just for YOU!

*Galleries will be open to all
*Giant Dome Theatre film to be shown at 7:30PM
*Enjoy an additional 10% off all store merchandise purchased at the event

*Member Appreciation Night is FREE, but registration is required! Please call 516-572-4062 to reserve your spot or email [email protected]*
(Minimum number of guests are required to hold the event!)

Stemware * Books for all ages * Women in STEM * Apparel
Pan Am Nostalgia * Ornaments * Cards * Jewelry *

~Gift Giving Special~

Looking for that perfect gift idea?
Why not give the gift that fits all, lasts all year and supports your local museum? During Membership Appreciation Night,
Buy one membership and get an equal level membership at half off!!

Gift enclosures will be provided!

Happy Birthday to Flushing and Huntington's own, Jim Wetherbee. Born Nov 27, 1952. Graduated from Holy Family in South H...
11/27/2019
Astronaut with LI roots inducted into space hall of fame

Happy Birthday to Flushing and Huntington's own, Jim Wetherbee. Born Nov 27, 1952. Graduated from Holy Family in South Huntington and University of Notre Dame in 1974. A Navy pilot, he became an astronaut in 1985, logging more than 955 hours on four space flights. Was the mission commander of STS-63 Discovery in(1995), the first joint flight of the Russian-American space program. Mission commander for STS-86 Atlantis (1997) the seventh mission to meet and doc with Mir.

Former NASA astronaut Jim Wetherbee, who grew up in Huntington Station, felt the pressure as he piloted the space shuttle Atlantis -- the size of a 737 airliner -- to gently dock on Russia's Mir space

INSPIRATION - "Alan was an amazing person, aviator, engineer, astronaut, walked on the moon, but also an incredibly tale...
11/22/2019

INSPIRATION - "Alan was an amazing person, aviator, engineer, astronaut, walked on the moon, but also an incredibly talented artist. I've never met anyone with those kinds of talents; that combination, to be a test pilot and astronaut at that level and an artist at that level." He was an "extraordinary individual, a very unique person, very kind and so loving. No matter who he was talking to, always so caring and loving. I try to live my life with that same spirit. Every minute was a special minute. He lived every minute to the fullest. He made everyone around him feel better about themselves. He was an inspiration for me. " - NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino on his friend and mentor, Alan Bean, on the 50th Anniversary of #apollo12

INSPIRATION - "Alan was an amazing person, aviator, engineer, astronaut, walked on the moon, but also an incredibly talented artist. I've never met anyone with those kinds of talents; that combination, to be a test pilot and astronaut at that level and an artist at that level." He was an "extraordinary individual, a very unique person, very kind and so loving. No matter who he was talking to, always so caring and loving. I try to live my life with that same spirit. Every minute was a special minute. He lived every minute to the fullest. He made everyone around him feel better about themselves. He was an inspiration for me. " - NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino on his friend and mentor, Alan Bean, on the 50th Anniversary of #apollo12

11/21/2019
Cradle of Aviation Museum

An inspiring and heartfelt lecture from Leslie Bean about life with Alan, Apollo 12 and Alan's artwork. What incredible individuals and source of love and kindness.

Celebrating Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean with Leslie Bean. Introduction by Mike Massimino.

11.19.69 Alan Bean using a fuel transfer tool on the Lunar Lander. #apollo12. Join us for Apollo 12 50th celebration Wed...
11/18/2019

11.19.69 Alan Bean using a fuel transfer tool on the Lunar Lander. #apollo12. Join us for Apollo 12 50th celebration Wed 11/20 at 7pm as welcome Leslie Bean who will give a free public lecture on life with Alan and his moon-inspired artwork. Reserve your spot at 516-572-4066.

11.19.69 Alan Bean using a fuel transfer tool on the Lunar Lander. #apollo12. Join us for Apollo 12 50th celebration Wed 11/20 at 7pm as welcome Leslie Bean who will give a free public lecture on life with Alan and his moon-inspired artwork. Reserve your spot at 516-572-4066.

Remembering #apollo12  "They were both very normal, & natural & wonderful real people, as reported a Grumman worker on C...
11/18/2019

Remembering #apollo12 "They were both very normal, & natural & wonderful real people, as reported a Grumman worker on Conrad's & Bean's Bethpage visit prior to Apollo 12 launch. Join us for a free lecture w/Leslie Bean on Nov 20th at 7pm http://bit.ly/2qoe0Le

Remembering #apollo12 "They were both very normal, & natural & wonderful real people, as reported a Grumman worker on Conrad's & Bean's Bethpage visit prior to Apollo 12 launch. Join us for a free lecture w/Leslie Bean on Nov 20th at 7pm http://bit.ly/2qoe0Le

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Leslie Bean talk about Alan and his artwork in a special Free Public Lecture on Novem...
11/14/2019
Alan Bean: From Astronaut to Artist

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Leslie Bean talk about Alan and his artwork in a special Free Public Lecture on November 20th at 7pm. Additionally you can view Alan's artwork in our exhibit where you can see reprints of his original works and learn about the meaning behind them. Call for reservations 516-572-4066.

Alan Bean walked on the moon during Apollo 12. He turned to painting to chronicle his experiences. Biography of Apollo 12 astronaut and Skylab commander Alan Bean.

Our online auction to raise money for museum's education and preservation programs is now live. Check out these very coo...
11/14/2019

Our online auction to raise money for museum's education and preservation programs is now live. Check out these very cool autographed items that would make the most memorable and cherished of gifts. cradle.givesmart.com

Get the coolest holiday gifts ever with these autographed items now available at our online auction to raise money for the museum's preservation and education programs. Auction ends around 9pm tonight. Make this a memorable holiday season with these rare items that will be cherished. cradle.givesmart.com

11/14/2019
Cradle of Aviation Museum

T-Minus 10 hours still Stafford and Gala!!!! Join us as we live stream the event Cradle of Aviation Museum around 7:30 pm

Today's the day. Lt. Gen. Tom Stafford is coming as we honor the leaders and innovators in air and space including Perry Youngwall and Huntley Lawrence.. Here's a recent interview with Stafford. And be sure to join us around 7:30 pm as we live stream portions of the event. https://youtu.be/QDxkqsPcNyM

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 12 (from NASA Image and Video Library)
11/13/2019
Apollo 12 - The Pinpoint Mission | NASA Image and Video Library

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 12 (from NASA Image and Video Library)

Apollo 12 launched from Cape Kennedy on Nov. 14, 1969, into a cloudy, rain-swept sky. Launch controllers lost telemetry contact at 36 seconds, and again at 52 seconds, when the Saturn V launch vehicle was struck by lightning. In addition to continuing Apollo's lunar exploration tasks, Charles Conrad...

Great news!
11/08/2019
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Great news!

NASA's "hidden figures" will be awarded the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.

An act signed into law on Friday (Nov. 8) authorizes that mathematicians Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan, along with engineers Mary Jackson and Christine Darden be presented Congressional Gold Medals for their service to the space program.

A fifth medal will be awarded to recognize all of the women whose contributions led to NASA's success in the space race to the moon.

A historic day 57 years ago, today, 11/7/62 when Grumman officially announced they had won the NASA bid for the Lunar Mo...
11/07/2019

A historic day 57 years ago, today, 11/7/62 when Grumman officially announced they had won the NASA bid for the Lunar Module project. Note Tom Kelly's stamp!

Father of the Lunar Module, Tom Kelly's stamp on the winning lunar module proposal. 57 years ago today, Nov 7th, the partnership with NASA and Grumman was announced.

Happy Halloween from the Cradle of Aviation Museum! May your creativity take you to new worlds! #nasacostume
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from the Cradle of Aviation Museum! May your creativity take you to new worlds! #nasacostume

Our future STEM leaders having a ball at Family Science Night: Spooky Science!
10/26/2019

Our future STEM leaders having a ball at Family Science Night: Spooky Science!

Family Science Night: Spooky Science 2019

On November 20th, we are honored to welcome Alan Bean's wife to the museum for an evening lecture. Stay tuned for detail...
10/24/2019
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On November 20th, we are honored to welcome Alan Bean's wife to the museum for an evening lecture. Stay tuned for details.

Fifty years after he became the fourth person to walk on the moon, Alan Bean is being remembered with the naming of a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft.

The Apollo 12 astronaut is the namesake for the company's 12th cargo capsule to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. The S.S. Alan Bean will launch on an Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

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10/24/2019
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A new NASA graphic trades the pareidolic "man in the moon" for a woman on the moon.

Presented by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Wednesday (Oct. 23), the artwork features Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon and namesake for the agency's lunar program, drawn "in the highlights and shadows of the crescent moon topography." NASA's Artemis program aims to land the first woman and next man on the lunar surface by 2024.

March for Science
10/19/2019
March for Science

March for Science

During Friday's historic all-woman spacewalk from the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson guided astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch from Mission Control.

10/18/2019
NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

Live coverage of first all female space walk

Direct from America's space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we dis...

NASA/Women.of.ISS
10/17/2019
NASA/Women.of.ISS

NASA/Women.of.ISS

THE BASICS - Use the link below to learn why tomorrow's spacewalk is important, what Jessica Meir (left) and Christina Koch (right) will be doing, how to watch the spacewalk online, how to tell who is who, and much more!

STEMconnector
10/17/2019
STEMconnector

STEMconnector

👩‍🚀🌕🚀 Awesome feature by USA Today on Charlie Blackwell-Thompson: NASA's first woman launch director, who will lead the countdown for the #Artemis mission to the moon! #WomenInSTEM

The Cradle is open on Wed, October 9th. Be inspired and explore at the Cradle!
10/07/2019

The Cradle is open on Wed, October 9th. Be inspired and explore at the Cradle!

HuffPost
10/06/2019
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NASA originally scrapped the first plans because they didn't have properly sized spacesuits for the astronauts.

Story Time From Space
10/03/2019
Story Time From Space

Story Time From Space

New Book! New Book! Astronaut Annie is now available on www.storytimefromspace.com! Have your kids/students read along with an astronaut onboard the International Space Station! International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory Tilbury House NASA's Johnson Space Center

Facebook Friends. We have been nominated again for the 2020 Best of LI! If you love the Cradle, show your support and vo...
10/01/2019

Facebook Friends. We have been nominated again for the 2020 Best of LI! If you love the Cradle, show your support and vote for us. Go to Arts & Entertainment, Museums and Vote. Thank you for your support. Help us keep our Best of LI Museum (2019) title!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

09/30/2019
#AskNASA┃ Why Are We Going to the Moon?

NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green answers the question “Why are we going to the Moon?

NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green answers the question “Why are we going to the Moon?” Comment on this video using #AskNASA with your questions for upcoming epi...

Sept 69: Read about Armstrong and Aldrin's visit to Grumman and their gratitude for Grumman's excellance. #pride
09/26/2019

Sept 69: Read about Armstrong and Aldrin's visit to Grumman and their gratitude for Grumman's excellance. #pride

Sept '69: Neil Armstrong to Grummanites: "We didn't come today to make speeches but to congratulate you for your excellence and to thank you for giving us one grand spacecraft" Read about Armstrong and Aldrin's visit to Long Island in Sept 1969, several weeks after moon landing.

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09/26/2019
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"Apollo at the Park," this past summer's display of 15 full-size Neil Armstrong spacesuit statues by the National Air and Space Museum at Major League ball parks, has come to its end. The Smithsonian is now moving the statues to museums and history centers for their permanent display across the United States.

Cradle of Aviation Events
09/19/2019

Cradle of Aviation Events

Masters of their craft, Philip Stone Caterers never disappoints!

Happy Birthday to Amityville's own Kevin Kregal!
09/16/2019

Happy Birthday to Amityville's own Kevin Kregal!

Happy Birthday to Amityville's own Astronaut & Pilot, Kevin Kregal!

In our hearts, in remembrance...
09/11/2019

In our hearts, in remembrance...

In our hearts, in remembrance...

In memory..
09/02/2019

In memory..

Today, we remember Teacher in Space and Challenger Payload Specialist Christa McAuliffe on her birthday: https://buff.ly/2Jbr1MR

Please note that the Cradle is closed for a few days to prep for new exciting events, new STEM activities for students a...
09/01/2019

Please note that the Cradle is closed for a few days to prep for new exciting events, new STEM activities for students and families, and new ways to entertain, educate and bring the community together. Stay tuned. Museum opens up again for the weekend, Sat, Sept 7-8th. While we are closed please share with us changes you would like to see at the Cradle in the future. We love getting your feedback!

Please note that the Cradle is closed for a few days to prep for new exciting events, new STEM activities for students and families, and new ways to entertain, educate and bring the community together. Stay tuned. Museum opens up again for the weekend, Sat, Sept 7-8th. While we are closed please share with us changes you would like to see at the Cradle in the future. We love getting your feedback!

A must have for every collection! #girlsinstem The Ninety-Nines, Inc, International Organization of Women Pilots Women i...
08/26/2019
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A must have for every collection! #girlsinstem The Ninety-Nines, Inc, International Organization of Women Pilots Women in Aviation International #girlsinstem

The world's most famous fashion doll meets the first American woman to fly in space with the latest release in Mattel's Inspiring Women Series.

The new Sally Ride Signature Barbie is modeled after the late astronaut's appearance when she launched on her first space shuttle mission in June 1983. The flight suit-clad doll is exclusively available from Target and Barbie.com.

Celebrating Long Island's History...
08/21/2019
History Is Important

Celebrating Long Island's History...

Finally live on the blog: earlier this month I visited the Cradle of Aviation Museum with my friend Dave Giles to check out some Lunar Modules and more! #Apollo50

08/19/2019
Massimino Remembers Apollo 11

Happy Birthday Astro Mike!

Space Shuttle Astronaut and Bestselling Author Mike Massimino shares his memories of Apollo 11 during a recent visit to the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

08/14/2019
Eagle landing at Cradle of Aviation 7/20/19

Here is a fabulous video our Moon Fest Celebration Lunar Landing on July 20th from the Cradle of Aviation Museum's own Alan Contessa who was a Thermal Insulation Technician for Apollo 11. Enjoy and please share your own photos, videos and memories of the day. Thank you for celebrating with us. And the celebration continues for the 50th Anniversary Year of Apollo.

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon 7/20/19, took place at the Cradle of Aviation Long Island, NY.

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