Cradle of Aviation Museum

Cradle of Aviation Museum Long Island's Air & Space Museum
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Experience over 75 air and space craft in 8 galleries. See a show in our all-digital JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium or take in a film in our National Geographic Dome Theater. You can even take a spin on Nunley's Historic Carousel while you're here. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30-5:00 Open Mondays that fall on holidays or school breaks Parking is FREE!

Celebrating the successful launch of the first unmanned Lunar Module on Jan 22, 1968 from Cape Kennedy, FL. Read Grumman...
01/22/2020

Celebrating the successful launch of the first unmanned Lunar Module on Jan 22, 1968 from Cape Kennedy, FL. Read Grumman News for historical insights to this important event and visit the Cradle to experience the largest collection of Lunar Modules, LM parts, artifacts, documents, photos, & more. #apollo5 #lm1 collectSPACE
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01/22/2020
Thank You Frozen Families

Thank you to the hundreds of families that came out to support Frozen Family Science Night. It was a wonderful event enjoyed by all ages and a great opportunity to introduce the next generation to the fields of STEM. If you want to learn about more new and exciting events like Family Science Night sign up for update and be the first to know. https://www.cradleofaviation.org/support/email_list.html

Going, going, gone. Jan 22, 1969, the first unmanned flight of Lunar Module launches #apollo5 at Cape Kennedy, FL. Visit...
01/22/2020

Going, going, gone. Jan 22, 1969, the first unmanned flight of Lunar Module launches #apollo5 at Cape Kennedy, FL. Visit the Cradle of Aviation Museum to see the largest collection of Lunar Modules, Lunar Module parts, artifacts, and documents. Celebrate innovation and dreams coming true at the Cradle.

01/21/2020
Jasmin Moghbeli - Student Q&A #02

Long Island’s newest astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli of Baldwin, NY, answered student's questions by phone after they watched the NASA graduation streamed live in our Dome Theater on Friday, January 10, 2020.

After completing more than two years of basic training, Moghbeli along with her fellow candidates have become eligible for spaceflight, including assignments to the International Space Station, Artemis missions to the Moon, and ultimately, missions to Mars.

Visit https://www.cradleofaviation.org to learn more about Long Island's role in aerospace history.

In remembrance...be inspired by those who were fearless and helped change the world.
01/20/2020

In remembrance...be inspired by those who were fearless and helped change the world.

Family Fun at Frozen
01/18/2020

Family Fun at Frozen

01/17/2020

Frozen Family Science Night

01/17/2020

Frozen Family night almost time for sing a long

01/17/2020

Frozen Science dancing

01/17/2020

Happening now... Frozen Family Science Night

Be sure to check out astronaut and artist Nicole Stott in the upcoming Super Bowl ad. Nicole gave an insightful and insp...
01/17/2020
Olay Nabs 5 Famous Faces for Space-Themed Super Bowl Ad

Be sure to check out astronaut and artist Nicole Stott in the upcoming Super Bowl ad. Nicole gave an insightful and inspiring lecture here last year during Women's History Month. Check out her site https://www.spaceforartfoundation.org/ and learn about all the incredible ways she is inspiring children through art. A real trailblazer and mentor for the next generation of STEM leaders.

Katie Couric, Taraji P. Henson and more will star in the 30-second spot.

Fred Haise is joining us in April for 50th Aniversary of Apollo 13. Join us for this once in a lifetime experience and c...
01/17/2020

Fred Haise is joining us in April for 50th Aniversary of Apollo 13. Join us for this once in a lifetime experience and celebrate one of the greatest stories of triumph. (I really want one of these)

Did you know we have a Gift Shop at INFINITY? Not only can you find cool STEM & Space items - but also memorabilia, like these signed bobble heads of Mr. Fred Haise, Apollo 13 Astronaut.

You can order these (and other things) by messaging us on Facebook!

#odysseygiftshop #infinitysciencecenter #bobblehead

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01/15/2020
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As seen in a new video released Wednesday (Jan. 15), Snoopy, the "world famous astronaut," returned to space in December, flying on board Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

Serving as a zero-g indicator, Snoopy's flight extended his long association with U.S. spaceflight. Floating weightless during the orbital flight test, the Snoopy doll sported Boeing's mission patch.

NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli
01/13/2020
NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli

NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli

‪These last few days have been full of excitement and celebration surrounding our graduation. Now that I have a moment to reflect, I’m reminded of how grateful I am for the people in my life. Amongst them are my family, friends, teachers, and mentors. One of the greatest highlights of graduation day was talking to some of the students from my alma mater Lenox Elementary School in BaldwinUFSD. I can tell their teachers have the same passion for inspiring the next generation that my teachers did when I went there! It was a reminder of the power we all have to impact those around us. #Artemis‬ #NewAstronauts

Pilots and astronauts are often the trailblazers that break barriers and change the game. xoxox
01/13/2020
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Pilots and astronauts are often the trailblazers that break barriers and change the game. xoxox

Exclusive: James Bushe overturned the rules banning HIV-positive pilots to fulfil his boyhood dream. "I feel incredibly proud," he told BuzzFeed News. "I didn't think it was going to be possible."

Long Island proud! Congratulations Jasmin!
01/11/2020
Reach for the Stars: LI Native Graduates From NASA, Inspires Students at Former School

Long Island proud! Congratulations Jasmin!

The children at Lenox Elementary School in Nassau County celebrated a former student who reached for the stars — and made it! Baldwin native Jasmin Moghbeli graduated Friday from NASA’s astronaut training program. The U.S. Marine Corps major and MIT grad was one of 11 new astronauts introduced a...

01/11/2020
Jasmin Moghbeli - Student Q&A #01

Long Island’s newest astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli of Baldwin, NY, answered student's questions by phone after they watched the NASA graduation streamed live in our Dome Theater on Friday, January 10, 2020.

After completing more than two years of basic training, Moghbeli along with her fellow candidates have become eligible for spaceflight, including assignments to the International Space Station, Artemis missions to the Moon, and ultimately, missions to Mars.

Visit www.cradleofaviation.org to learn more about Long Island's role in aerospace history.

01/11/2020
Students Build Astronaut Mosaic Out of Rubik's Cubes

Students Build Astronaut Mosaic Out of Rubik's Cubes to Commemorate Graduation of NASA Candidates Including LI's Own Jasmin Moghbeli.

The students completed the mosaic in under an hour as a way to congratulate and commemorate the graduating class!

The graduating NASA candidates were chosen from a record setting pool of more than 18,000 applicants. After viewing the graduation ceremony in the museum’s Dome Theater, and being inspired by the NASA class’ achievements and camaraderie, the Rubik’s team went to work on building the Spaceflight mosaic out of hundreds of Rubik’s cubes to commemorate and congratulate the graduating class. The mosaic was completed in under an hour.

This Rubik’s team of eight students recently created a 600-cube mosaic of the Statue of Liberty for their local library in Oceanside. The display of their mosaic was a tremendous hit within the community and the time-lapse video of their Statue of Liberty build has received over 5000 views on Twitter! The students, who range from Grade 5 to Grade 7, learn lessons of problem-solving, persistence, and patience as they tackle cube-solving and when working together, collaboration and communication become key. The students are all part of Oceanside PROJECT EXTRA, the district's gifted/enrichment program taught by Mrs. Angela Abend. The team has decided to call themselves the “Turtles” in honor of the Astronauts’ class Name.

“To have a local astronaut like Jasmin Moghbeli graduate from NASA’s upcoming class is remarkable! From her hard work and determination, Ms. Moghbeli is the perfect example of how your interest can S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) can take off into a meaningful career. As we embark on the next steps of space travel, it will be all the more special for Long Island students to know there’s a shared connection with Jasmin. It enhances their understanding and opens their eyes to how school can help them in their future successes.”

- Catherine Gonzalez, Director of Education, Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center

Celebrating NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli at BaldwinUFSD Lenox Elementary.
01/10/2020
Elementary kids cheer for alumna's NASA graduation

Celebrating NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli at BaldwinUFSD Lenox Elementary.

The kids at the Baldwin elementary school lit up like a rocket as they watched a woman who had attended their school graduate Friday to become a NASA astronaut. But their excitement really blasted off

Watching NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli and her fellow NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration trainees, th...
01/10/2020

Watching NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli and her fellow NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration trainees, this morning, graduate from NASA basic training. What a beautiful and inspiring ceremony that was live streamed in our Dome Theater and watched by over 100 students from Freeport and Oceanside. Be inspired in 2020 and watch this incredible team of astronauts as their careers soar. We will be enjoying the ride! Congratulations TURTLES!!!!

01/10/2020
NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

The Cradle of Aviation will be asking questions in about 15 minutes...stay tuned.

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...

Teamwork celebrating teamwork. It's Oceanside's Project Extra Rubik's team celebrating the graduation of NASA's latest g...
01/10/2020

Teamwork celebrating teamwork. It's Oceanside's Project Extra Rubik's team celebrating the graduation of NASA's latest graduation class featuring Baldwin's own NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli. These incredible students built this beautiful spaceflight display in under one hour from 400 cubes after being inspired by the NASA Graduation ceremony. Angela Abend Rubiks Rubik's: You Can Do The Cube. Congratulations to both the NASA and Oceanside teams!

01/10/2020

Oceanside’s Project Extra team starting an astronaut mosaic made of Rubik’s cubes

01/10/2020

Watching NASA graduation live in our theater

01/10/2020
NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

Graduation starts at 10:30 for Long Island's own Jasmin Moghbeli. Stay tuned for coverage.

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...

We are minutes away from NASA Graduation including Baldwin's own Jasmin Moghbeli. We are streaming live in our Dome Thea...
01/10/2020
NASA's Astronaut Class for the 'Artemis' Age Graduates Friday. How to Watch Live.

We are minutes away from NASA Graduation including Baldwin's own Jasmin Moghbeli. We are streaming live in our Dome Theater and will share coverage throughout the day. Please watch with us in the theater or from one of these streams mentioned. Congrats Jasmin!

The graduating class, from a wide variety of backgrounds, includes 11 NASA astronaut candidates and two Canadian Space Agency astronaut candidates.

01/10/2020
Congrats Jasmin from the Cradle!

NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli “To have a local astronaut like Jasmin Mogbeli graduate from NASA’s upcoming class is remarkable,” Catherine Gonzalez, director of education at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, said in a statement. “From her hard work and determination, Ms. Moghbeli is the perfect example of how your interest in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) can take off into a meaningful career. As we embark on the next steps of space travel, it will be all the more special for Long Island students to know there’s a shared connection with Jasmin. It enhances their understanding and opens their eyes to how school can help them in the future successes.” [email protected]

Baldwin alumni NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, pictured as a 6th grade Lenox student, is graduating from NASA - National...
01/09/2020

Baldwin alumni NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, pictured as a 6th grade Lenox student, is graduating from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday. Congratulations! 🎉👏 #throwbackthursday #tbt #WhatsBRUINinBaldwin

Baldwin alumni NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, pictured as a 6th grade Lenox student, is graduating from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday. Congratulations! 🎉👏 #throwbackthursday #tbt #WhatsBRUINinBaldwin

We are streaming the ceremony live in our theater tomorrow, Friday, Jan 10th at 10:30 AM. Join us as we watch Long Islan...
01/09/2020

We are streaming the ceremony live in our theater tomorrow, Friday, Jan 10th at 10:30 AM. Join us as we watch Long Island's own Jasmin Moghbeli become an astronaut!

GRADUATION - The 2017 class of astronaut candidates is graduating tomorrow, Jan. 10 at which time they will be declared astronauts and become available for spaceflight assignments. Six of the thirteen candidates are female, where one (www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/canadian/active/bio-jennifer-sidey.asp) is with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the other five (https://share.america.gov/5-future-astronauts-and-teacher-you-need-know/) are with NASA.

The graduation ceremony, which will begin at 10:30 AM EST, will be aired on NASA TV and streamed online as discussed at https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-astronaut-candidates-to-graduate-with-eye-on-artemis-missions

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jsc2019e044448 (08/07/2019) - The members of the 2017 NASA Astronaut Class are (from left) Josh Kutryk, Bob Hines, Warren Hoburg, Frank Rubio, Raja Chari, Matthew Dominick, Jasmin Moghbeli, Jessica Watkins, Jenny Sidey, Jonny Kim, Kayla Barron, Zena Cardman, and Loral O' Hara. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Stafford

01/09/2020
Discover Winter Adventure in New York State

Cradle featured in the I LOVE NEW YORK commercial. What a great team at ILoveNY and a great reminder of all the wonderful things our great state offers.

From shredding the slopes to zooming down an Olympic bobsled track, there's no shortage of winter adventure in New York State.

01/08/2020
Jasmin Moghbeli/NASA 2017 Astronaut Candidate

Think those 6th grade book reports aren't influential? Think again. In sixth grade, NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli was inspired by a book she read for a sixth grade report at BaldwinUFSD on Valentina Tereshkov, the first woman in space. She even make an astronaut suit with her mom. On Friday, January 10th at 10:30 am, Jasmin will graduate from NASA. We are beyond excited and proud and will be streaming the graduation in our Space Gallery and celebrating with a visit from Angela Abend's Oceanside Project Extra Gifted and Enrichment Program, who are building an astronaut mosaic out of hundreds of Rubik's Cubes, Rubik's: You Can Do The Cube in celebration. Stay tuned to social media for all the updates. Long Island Education Exchange Congratulations Jasmin!!!!! #girlsinstem #womeninstem [email protected]

The ranks of America’s Astronaut Corps grew by a dozen today! The twelve new NASA Astronaut Candidates have reported for duty at the Johnson Space Center in ...

Thanks The Island Now for including the Cradle's Frozen - Family Science Night at the Cradle on Fri, Jan 17th at 5pm. Ju...
01/07/2020
Five events happening for kids on Long Island next week - Entertainment - The Island Now

Thanks The Island Now for including the Cradle's Frozen - Family Science Night at the Cradle on Fri, Jan 17th at 5pm. Just $10 for tix and includes fun STEM-based activities for the family and a visit from Elsa and Anna for a Frozen Sing Along. A real treat for the entire family.

Frozen Family Science Night Friday, Jan. 17, 5 p.m.               The Cradle of Aviation Museum will be holding a “Frozen Science Night.” Kids can conduct experiments and learn new STEM skills in a winter setting. Additionally, they can get their pictures taken and participate in a sing-a...

Thank you Gothamgeekgirl! All the fans had a blast with you and the @nyavengers!
01/03/2020
AVENGERS NIGHT at the Cradle!

Thank you Gothamgeekgirl! All the fans had a blast with you and the @nyavengers!

  Cradle-Con Presents: Avengers Night at the Cradle!     Last weekend The Cradle of Aviation along with the New York Avengers hosted a special Avengers Night at the museum. Marvel fa…

We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13 on April 23rd. Join us and experience one of the greatest stories o...
01/02/2020
The dramatic scene of Apollo 13’s return to Earth that you won’t see in the Tom Hanks movie

We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13 on April 23rd. Join us and experience one of the greatest stories of tragedy turning into triumph through teamwork. https://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/apollo/countdown-to-apollo-at-50.html/event/2020/04/23/apollo-13-50th-anniversary-celebration/272874

Apollo 13 may have been the “Uh, Houston, we’ve had a problem” mission, but a little-known group of Canadians helped save the day in the last moments of the flight.

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Was a terrific day with Girl Scouts USA and the NY/NJ/LI Chapter Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the 99s!
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Thanks to Joel for a terrific tour this afternoon! As a fellow tour guide at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, I certainly appreciate one who clearly knows his stuff and is passionate about the museum and the history of the airfield and Long Island. Wonderful museum with many great artifacts.
Great Article that mentions the Cradle's LEM with quotes from our Curator, Josh Stoff. By the way, in reference to the Franklin Institute, it has a Structural Test Model, not any component of a production model LEM.