Cradle of Aviation Museum

Cradle of Aviation Museum Long Island's Air & Space Museum 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.
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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!

Operating as usual

04/19/2021
'Aviators, Poets and Dreamers' is on exhibit through May 2, free with museum admission."I remember Father tying my blond...
04/17/2021

'Aviators, Poets and Dreamers' is on exhibit through May 2, free with museum admission.

"I remember Father tying my blond braids together to keep them from blowing around and buckling the seat belt over both of us. I don’t recall much noise–maybe the pusher engine installation blew it all out behind us–but what I cannot forget is the view. It was totally unobstructed, and its beauty was breathtaking. Shafts of sunlight streamed down through broken clouds turning the drab truck farms below into a fairyland of gilded greens and golds. Constantly changing cloud patterns were seemingly painted on a vast blue canvas by an unseen artist who directed the wind to airbrush his designs. I wanted never to leave and begged to go up again as soon as we landed. Gaubert looked over at Father and smiled. He gunned the engine, and the ground dropped away once more. The second flight was better than the first. He climbed higher and took us farther. If I weren’t already in heaven, it would do for now."

~ Elinor Smith, from her book Aviatrix, recounting her first flight in 1918 at the age of 6

#OTD - Apollo 13 splashes down in the South Pacific on April 17, 1970. Although fatigued, the Apollo 13 crew was in good...
04/17/2021

#OTD - Apollo 13 splashes down in the South Pacific on April 17, 1970. Although fatigued, the Apollo 13 crew was in good condition except for Haise, who was suffering from a serious urinary tract infection because of insufficient water intake.

Learn more about Apollo and see the Lunar Module in our Space Gallery! https://www.cradleofaviation.org/

#Apollo13 #apollo #space #spacefacts #historylovers #museumlovers #cradleofaviation #museum #LongIsland #longislandny #longislandhistory #LongIslandMoms #thingstodowithkids

#OTD - Apollo 13 splashes down in the South Pacific on April 17, 1970. Although fatigued, the Apollo 13 crew was in good condition except for Haise, who was suffering from a serious urinary tract infection because of insufficient water intake.

Learn more about Apollo and see the Lunar Module in our Space Gallery! https://www.cradleofaviation.org/

#Apollo13 #apollo #space #spacefacts #historylovers #museumlovers #cradleofaviation #museum #LongIsland #longislandny #longislandhistory #LongIslandMoms #thingstodowithkids

#OTD April 15, 1970, Apollo 13 passed behind the moon, out of radio contact with Earth. Flying high above the lunar surf...
04/15/2021

#OTD April 15, 1970, Apollo 13 passed behind the moon, out of radio contact with Earth. Flying high above the lunar surface, the crew reached a distance of 401,056 km from the center of the earth, an all-time altitude record.

Did you know that we have the largest collection of Apollo artifacts on display anywhere? Including a Lunar Module!?

Come on over this weekend and find out!

https://www.cradleofaviation.org/

#apollo13 #spacefacts #spacehistory #spacelovers #historylovers #museumlovers #cradleofaviation #museum #longisland #longislandny #LongIslandMoms #longislandlife

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Needs a Flight Control Software Update Before First Flight on Mars
04/13/2021
NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Needs a Flight Control Software Update Before First Flight on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Needs a Flight Control Software Update Before First Flight on Mars

The Ingenuity team has identified a software solution for the command sequence issue identified on Sol 49 (April 9) during a planned high-speed spin-up test of the helicopter’s rotors. Over the weekend, the team considered and tested multiple potential solutions to this issue, concluding that mino...

The Space Shuttle Columbia was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first ti...
04/12/2021

The Space Shuttle Columbia was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Serving for over 22 years, it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

#spaceshuttle #spaceshuttlecolumbia #STS1 #STS107 #spacefacts #space #spacehistory #historylovers #nasa #cradleofaviation #museum #longisland

The Space Shuttle Columbia was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Serving for over 22 years, it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

#spaceshuttle #spaceshuttlecolumbia #STS1 #STS107 #spacefacts #space #spacehistory #historylovers #nasa #cradleofaviation #museum #longisland

In memory of Fred Treubig, who helped bring aerospace history and education to the public. He will be missed.
04/10/2021

In memory of Fred Treubig, who helped bring aerospace history and education to the public.

He will be missed.

In memory of Fred Treubig, who helped bring aerospace history and education to the public.

He will be missed.

We’re celebrating National Poetry Month with the return of our exhibit, Aviators, Poets & Dreamers - free with museum ad...
04/10/2021

We’re celebrating National Poetry Month with the return of our exhibit, Aviators, Poets & Dreamers - free with museum admission.
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Courage

Courage is the price which life exacts for granting peace.

The soul that knows it not, knows no release

From little things;

Knows not the livid loneliness of fear

Nor mountain heights, where bitter joy you can hear

The sound of wings.

How can life grant us boon of living, compensate,

For dull gray ugliness and pregnant hate

Unless we dare.

The soul's dominion?

Each time we make a choice we pay

With courage to behold resistless day

And count it fair.

~ Amelia Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. On May 20, 1932, Earhart became the first woman — and the second person after Charles Lindbergh — to fly nonstop and solo across the Atlantic Ocean. No other female aviator has had Amelia Earhart's instant worldwide fame. Committed to aviation, she promoted "airmindedness" at a time when most people were skeptical about airplanes as a form of transportation. Her confident personal and media presence reached millions in the 1920s and 1930s and still resonates today.

#AviatorsPoetsDreamers #WorldPoetryDay #CradleofAviation #AmeliaEarhart #longisland #longislandmoms #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetrylovers #poetryofinstagram #poetryisnotdead #poetryislife

We’re celebrating National Poetry Month with the return of our exhibit, Aviators, Poets & Dreamers - free with museum admission.
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Courage

Courage is the price which life exacts for granting peace.

The soul that knows it not, knows no release

From little things;

Knows not the livid loneliness of fear

Nor mountain heights, where bitter joy you can hear

The sound of wings.

How can life grant us boon of living, compensate,

For dull gray ugliness and pregnant hate

Unless we dare.

The soul's dominion?

Each time we make a choice we pay

With courage to behold resistless day

And count it fair.

~ Amelia Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. On May 20, 1932, Earhart became the first woman — and the second person after Charles Lindbergh — to fly nonstop and solo across the Atlantic Ocean. No other female aviator has had Amelia Earhart's instant worldwide fame. Committed to aviation, she promoted "airmindedness" at a time when most people were skeptical about airplanes as a form of transportation. Her confident personal and media presence reached millions in the 1920s and 1930s and still resonates today.

#AviatorsPoetsDreamers #WorldPoetryDay #CradleofAviation #AmeliaEarhart #longisland #longislandmoms #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetrylovers #poetryofinstagram #poetryisnotdead #poetryislife

04/09/2021

Ingenuity Up Close
Height: 19 in., Width: 4 ft., Weight: 4 lbs.
Solar cells - charge Ingenuity’s lithium-ion batteries.
Antenna - transmits flight data to the Perseverance rover, which relays it via satellite to Earth.
Rotor blades - carbon fiber blades are bigger, stiffer and spin faster than would be necessary if Ingenuity were designed for flight on Earth.
Autopilot, sensors and batteries - the drone’s insulated main body packs a navigation camera, a microprocessor like the one used in many smartphones and lithium-ion batteries designed to withstand nighttime temperatures that reach minus 130⁰ F.

Ingenuity will fly autonomously and has special features to help it stay aloft in the thin Martian atmosphere. No conventional aircraft could fly on Mars because the Martian atmosphere is too thin. To enable Ingenuity to fly there, NASA engineers gave it ultra-light, compact parts and rotors capable of generating enough lift to carry it aloft. Ingenuity’s rotor blades spin five times faster than those of a conventional helicopter.

#mars #perseverance #ingenuity #cradleofaviation #museum

04/09/2021

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle

With just a little bit of swing, the #MarsHelicopter has moved its blades & spun to 50 rpm in preparation for first flight! Takeoff is slated for April 11, with confirmation expected overnight into April 12 for us Earthlings.

Your toddler isn’t the only thing in the universe that releases a great deal more energy than you thought possible.We ju...
04/09/2021
NICER Finds X-ray Boosts in the Crab Pulsar’s Radio Bursts

Your toddler isn’t the only thing in the universe that releases a great deal more energy than you thought possible.

We just found out that the Crab pulsar* does too (in the form of X-rays in sync with giant radio pulses). Read more:

Data from NASA’s NICER telescope on the International Space Station have revealed X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The finding shows that these bursts, called giant radio pulses, release far more energy than previously suspected.

#OTD April 7, 2001, the Mars Odyssey spacecraft was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 2...
04/07/2021

#OTD April 7, 2001, the Mars Odyssey spacecraft was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 2001 Mars Odyssey mission is NASA's longest-lasting spacecraft at Mars. Its mission included making the first global map of the amount and distribution of many chemical elements and minerals that make up the Martian surface.

#nasa #mars #spacefacts #historylovers #cradleofaviation #museum #longisland

#OTD April 7, 2001, the Mars Odyssey spacecraft was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 2001 Mars Odyssey mission is NASA's longest-lasting spacecraft at Mars. Its mission included making the first global map of the amount and distribution of many chemical elements and minerals that make up the Martian surface.

#nasa #mars #spacefacts #historylovers #cradleofaviation #museum #longisland

#OTD - April 6, 1973, NASA launched the Pioneer 11 robotic space probe to study the asteroid belt, the environment aroun...
04/06/2021

#OTD - April 6, 1973, NASA launched the Pioneer 11 robotic space probe to study the asteroid belt, the environment around Jupiter and Saturn, solar winds, and cosmic rays. It was the first probe to encounter Saturn, the second to fly through the asteroid belt, and the second to fly by Jupiter.

Come learn more about space in our Space Gallery: https://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/

#OTD - April 6, 1973, NASA launched the Pioneer 11 robotic space probe to study the asteroid belt, the environment around Jupiter and Saturn, solar winds, and cosmic rays. It was the first probe to encounter Saturn, the second to fly through the asteroid belt, and the second to fly by Jupiter.

Come learn more about space in our Space Gallery: https://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/

#MarsHelicopter touchdown confirmed! Its 293 million mile journey aboard  NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover ended with the ...
04/05/2021
Mars Helicopter

#MarsHelicopter touchdown confirmed! Its 293 million mile journey aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover ended with the final drop of 4 inches from the rover's belly to the surface of Mars today. Next milestone? Survive the night.

The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration to test powered flight on another planet for the first time.

#OTD - April 3, 1926, Robert H. Goddard achieved the second flight of his liquid-propellant rocket. It was in the air fo...
04/03/2021

#OTD - April 3, 1926, Robert H. Goddard achieved the second flight of his liquid-propellant rocket. It was in the air for 4.2 seconds and landed 50 ft from the testing stand.

Come visit our replica of Goddard's A-series rocket in the Space Exploration Gallery! Tickets: https://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/buy-tickets-now.html

#robertgoddard #rocket #rocketry #space #spacehistory #engineeringlife #goddard #cradleofaviation #museum #longisland

#OTD - April 2, 1997, a Boeing 777, powered by twin Rolls-Royce Trent 892 turbofans, returns to Seattle to set a new Eas...
04/02/2021

#OTD - April 2, 1997, a Boeing 777, powered by twin Rolls-Royce Trent 892 turbofans, returns to Seattle to set a new Eastbound speed around the world record of 553 mph. En route, the twinjet sets a Great Circle distance without a landing record of 12,455.34 miles when flying from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

#boeing #boeing777 #boeing777lovers #rollsroyce

#OTD - April 2, 1959, NASA Astronaut Training Group 1, the Mercury Seven, was selected. Image: the Mercury Seven in 1960...
04/02/2021

#OTD - April 2, 1959, NASA Astronaut Training Group 1, the Mercury Seven, was selected.

Image: the Mercury Seven in 1960.
Back row: Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper
Front row: Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter

#MercurySeven #AlanShepard #gusgrissom #gordoncooper #wallyschirra #dekeslayton #JohnGlenn #ScottCarpenter #NASA #astronaut

#OTD - April 1, 1976 in Germany, Lufthansa's first two Airbus A300Bs entered service. They will fly between Frankfurt an...
04/01/2021

#OTD - April 1, 1976 in Germany, Lufthansa's first two Airbus A300Bs entered service. They will fly between Frankfurt and Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and London.

#Lufthansa #germany #airbus #airbuslovers

04/01/2021

We’re LIVE from the Space Gallery and LM-13 Lunar Module with #DocentAlfred who worked for #Grumman in the 1960s in quality control!

#OTD - On April 1, 1960, a satellite designed by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) launched to become the nation's ...
04/01/2021

#OTD - On April 1, 1960, a satellite designed by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) launched to become the nation's first weather satellite. That satellite, the Television InfraRed Observational Satellite, or TIROS 1, operated for only 78 days but demonstrated the feasibility of monitoring Earth's cloud cover and weather patterns from space. This NASA program provided the first accurate weather forecasts based on data gathered from space.

In this image, TIROS undergoes vibration testing at the Astro-Electronic Products Division of RCA in Princeton, New Jersey.

Image Credit: NASA

#NASA #Satellte #RCA #TIROS1 #spaceexploration #cradleofaviation #museum

03/31/2021

This week at the Cradle, we asked the question “What’s out there?” And here in the form of alien illustrations are your answers!

Come on in and add your to our wall!

Thanks, aleteia.org for the nice article based on the story we told in our podcast about the wedding dress that was dona...
03/29/2021
A wedding dress made from the silk of the parachute that saved the groom

Thanks, aleteia.org for the nice article based on the story we told in our podcast about the wedding dress that was donated to the museum.

https://aleteia.org/2021/03/29/a-wedding-dress-made-from-the-silk-of-the-parachute-that-saved-the-groom/

And check out the podcast here: https://www.cradleofaviation.org/support/podcast/nine-yanks-and-a-jerk-and-a-wedding-dress.html

Woman wears wedding dress with silk made from parachute that saved her husband

03/29/2021

Everything to do at the #cradleofaviation #museum this #springbreak on #longisland!

Tickets via our website at www.cradleofaviation.org

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Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY
11530

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Friday 10:00 - 04:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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I love visiting the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Hope I wasn't intruding.
I stopped by in November.
Bob Hoeffner, working on another project, Restoration of an E2C. Here, installing engine covers to plane.
Nice article Josh!
Here's a link to all of our tik-tok videos
Big Long Island aviation movie day on TCM. The double feature starts at 4:15 with "Flight Command" starring Robert Taylor. It features many shots of the Navy Grumman F3F fighters (a replica of which can be seen in the museum). Immediately following at 6:15 is "Fighter Squadron" wth Edmond O'Brien and Robert Stack flying P-47 Thunderbolts, the last of which is in the WWII gallery.
Can anyone tell me what kind of plane this is? I am trying to date this photo and identify the pilot. I'm thinking 1929. Thank you.
Josh- Brilliant tour. Learned a bunch and I’ve been an aviation nut my whole life, and a docent for several years at the museum. Thanks! Bob Rose
My dad was an old Grumanite and he passed without letting us know what plane this is . Any ideas ?
@cradleofaviation For the pumpkin carving contest... Space themed Children's Entry- Alana Freifeld
Thanks to my big bro for my early Xmas gift! I love it!!