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!

2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII & we are looking back at the aircraft & individuals that made a differen...
05/18/2020

2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII & we are looking back at the aircraft & individuals that made a difference. Today we look back at the P-47 was one of America's greatest fighters of World War Two. https://bit.ly/2yXTUvL #p47 #p47thunderbolt #wwiiaircraft #wwiifighter #ww2planes #aviationhistory #internationalmuseumday2020 #museumfromhome #airandspacemuseum

#OTD May 18, 1927 - Charles Lindbergh getting ready 1 day before his historic flight from Roosevelt Field, Long Island t...
05/18/2020

#OTD May 18, 1927 - Charles Lindbergh getting ready 1 day before his historic flight from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis. The anticipation. #firstflights #lifeofapilot #aviationhistory #aviationmuseum #museumfromhome #airandspaceathome #dreambig

#OTD May 18, 1927, Charles Lindbergh one day before his historic transatlantic flight from Roosevelt Field to Paris. The...
05/18/2020

#OTD May 18, 1927, Charles Lindbergh one day before his historic transatlantic flight from Roosevelt Field to Paris. The anticipation. #firstflights #bigdreams #aviationhistory #longislandhistory

05/18/2020
Week #6 Be An Astronaut Challenge: Balance Work & Play

Week #6 #BeAnAstronaut Challenge: Do you have the right stuff? Learn how astronauts balance work & fun & check out the cool movies they have watched in space. I love that Miracle is on the list! #learningthroughplay #stemedathome #quarantineactivitiesforkids #MuseumFromHome

OTD: May 18, 1969, It's launch day #apollo10 for Commander Thomas P. Stafford, Command Module Pilot  John W. Young, and ...
05/18/2020

OTD: May 18, 1969, It's launch day #apollo10 for Commander Thomas P. Stafford, Command Module Pilot John W. Young, and Lunar Module Pilot Eugene A. Cernan, for the dress rehearsal for the lunar landing mission.

2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. We are looking back at the aircraft and the people that made a differen...
05/16/2020

2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. We are looking back at the aircraft and the people that made a difference including the armor from our partners at the Museum of American Armor https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/308196954/museum-of-american-armor/, a museum that has created a military armored column among vintage farm houses and country roads, accurately replicating the sights and sounds of American forces during World War II, a compelling educational tools in telling the seminal story of American courage, valor, and sacrifice. Please revisit and remember https://www.museumofamericanarmor.com/ #ww2 #ww2history #museumfromhome

As we remember #apollo10 next week on its 51st anniversary we look back at the LM-4 and the Grumman signatures on a post...
05/16/2020

As we remember #apollo10 next week on its 51st anniversary we look back at the LM-4 and the Grumman signatures on a poster that was microfilmed and attached to descent stage. #spacehistory #prideinwork

2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII & we're looking back at the aircraft & people that made a difference. To...
05/15/2020

2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII & we're looking back at the aircraft & people that made a difference. Today a look back at the Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat. #grummanwildcat #wildcat #ww2planes #ww2history https://bit.ly/3dOfsJN

Looking back at #apollo10 LM-4 under construction as we begin to remember the 51st anniversary of Apollo 10 mission next...
05/15/2020

Looking back at #apollo10 LM-4 under construction as we begin to remember the 51st anniversary of Apollo 10 mission next week.

2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII. We are are looking back at the aircraft & the people who made a differe...
05/14/2020

2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII. We are are looking back at the aircraft & the people who made a difference like Marjorie Gray. Marjorie Gray a member of the first class of the Women’s Flight Training Detachment (WFTD), later called the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). She reported to Ellington Municipal Field in Houston, Texas on November 15, 1942, to train to fly ‘’the Army Way’’. This first group of American women to fly military aircraft was formed as an experimental civilian detachment of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) to help shore up the war effort on the homefront, in order to relieve the shortage of male pilots desperately needed for combat flight duty abroad, said Julia Lauria-Blum, an archivist at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY. https://www.cradleofaviation.org/history/history/women-in-aviation/marjorie-m-gray.html WASP - Women Airforce Service Pilots WASPs; The History of the Women Pilots of WWII Women of World War II American Women During WWII American women in uniform - WWII

CURATOR's CHOICE: In a thrilling scene in the 1996 film, The Phantom, Billy Zane makes a escape in a Grumman Agcat. The ...
05/14/2020

CURATOR's CHOICE: In a thrilling scene in the 1996 film, The Phantom, Billy Zane makes a escape in a Grumman Agcat. The Agcat remains the only agricultural aircraft ever built on Long Island. Although designed as a cropduster, Agcats have also gained some popularity among aerobatic pilots on the airshow circuit, such as Gene Soucy, due to their strength, great maneuverability, and ability to mount a powerful engine.

The Cradle of Aviation has recently completed a lengthy restoration of an Agcat, returning it to its original appearance complete with spray booms on the lower wing. The Agcat in ‘The Phantom’ was highly modified with the addition of seaplane floats and the removal of the chemical hopper tank and the installation of a second cockpit in front.https://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/virtual-museum/curators-choice-video-collection/the-phantoms-plane.html #agcat #museumfromhome #museumcurator #aviationmuseum #aviationhistory #restoredplanes #asseeninmovies #grummanagcat

#OTD May 14, 1973: Skylab 1, first U.S. orbiting laboratory, launched. Here's a photo of Skylab 1 from Skylab 2
05/14/2020

#OTD May 14, 1973: Skylab 1, first U.S. orbiting laboratory, launched. Here's a photo of Skylab 1 from Skylab 2

STEM ED at HOME: This afternoon, Wed, May 13 5pm EDT  join our partner Microsoft Store Roosevelt Field for a LIVE Event ...
05/13/2020

STEM ED at HOME: This afternoon, Wed, May 13 5pm EDT join our partner Microsoft Store Roosevelt Field for a LIVE Event with NASA's Chris Hansen: EVA 23 The Most Dangerous Spacewalk in History

Register here and please share with those interested: https://www.microsoft.com/…/gar…/roosevelt-field/store-1041…

Learn what happened and how they recovered from one of the most dangerous EVA incidents in US History. Don't miss out on this great presentation from our partners at Microsoft.

Chris Hansen presents lessons learned from the EVA 23 incident that occurred on July 16, 2013 onboard the International Space Station. 44 minutes into the ISS EVA, Astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet began filling up with water. As the water level continued to rise it propagated around to the front of his face, which could have resulted in a fatal accident. What followed became the most dangerous EVA incident in US history. The mishap investigation identified many lessons learned that will be presented and can be used to make any hazardous operation safer.

The program will be presented through Microsoft Teams, but people don't need the platform to view; they can still see it in their respective browser.

CURATOR's CHOICE: The Republic RC-3 Seabee, built in Farmingdale, was a unique all-metal sport amphibian first produced ...
05/12/2020

CURATOR's CHOICE: The Republic RC-3 Seabee, built in Farmingdale, was a unique all-metal sport amphibian first produced in 1944. As World War Two was winding down, Republic realized they would have to produce something other than military aircraft if they wanted to stay in business. Take a quick flight in a beautifully restored, and upgraded, Long Island built Republic Seabee! And when we reopen, see the one on display. https://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/virtual-museum/curators-choice-video-collection/what-its-like-to-fly-a-seabee.html #seabee #amphibian #aviationmuseum #museumfromhome #museumcurator #republicaviation

Thanks Port Jefferson Free Library for virtually visiting the Cradle yesterday. We look forward to seeing our friends ag...
05/12/2020
Port Jefferson Free Library

Thanks Port Jefferson Free Library for virtually visiting the Cradle yesterday. We look forward to seeing our friends again in person when the time is right.

Miss Monica’s Museum Monday: Cradle of Aviation
We’re off to the Cradle of Aviation for some high flying fun! The exhibits start from the very beginnings of humans wanting to take flight and move through time ending up with people in Outer Space! The virtual exhibit provides a 360 degree view of the exhibit hall and then there are links to individual items where you can learn about them in detail.
Want even more? They have a Youtube channel full of interviews of real life pilots and astronauts. The Cradle of Aviation is one of the attractions that is part of the Library’s
Museum Pass program!

STEM ED at HOME: Learn how things interact in the Earth's system with this fun storybook that follows the the GLOBE Kids...
05/12/2020

STEM ED at HOME: Learn how things interact in the Earth's system with this fun storybook that follows the the GLOBE Kids as they prepare to perform a play about the parts of the Earth system. However, the kids argue about which part is most important and should have the lead role in the play. Activities help students experiment with what plants need in terms of water, sunlight, and soil, explain how the Earth’s processes and components are interconnected, and demonstrate their knowledge of how water, air, soil, and living things interact in the Earth system. https://www.globe.gov/web/elementary-globe/overview/earth-system

Our partner at Microsoft Store Roosevelt Field is presenting a great LIVE Event Wed, May 13 5pm EDT with NASA's Chris Ha...
05/11/2020

Our partner at Microsoft Store Roosevelt Field is presenting a great LIVE Event Wed, May 13 5pm EDT with NASA's Chris Hansen: EVA 23 The Most Dangerous Spacewalk in History

Register here and please share with those interested: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/ny/garden-city/roosevelt-field/store-1041#eventid=844554225

Learn what happened and how they recovered from one of the most dangerous EVA incidents in US History. Don't miss out on this great presentation from our partners at Microsoft.

Chris Hansen presents lessons learned from the EVA 23 incident that occurred on July 16, 2013 onboard the International Space Station. 44 minutes into the ISS EVA, Astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet began filling up with water. As the water level continued to rise it propagated around to the front of his face, which could have resulted in a fatal accident. What followed became the most dangerous EVA incident in US history. The mishap investigation identified many lessons learned that will be presented and can be used to make any hazardous operation safer.

The program will be presented through Microsoft Teams, but people don't need the platform to view; they can still see it in their respective browser.

05/11/2020
Be An Astronaut Challenge Week #5

Do you have the right stuff? Take this week's challenge and train and learn how to be an astronaut. Share your experience with us. #nasakids #stemedathome #quarantineactivities #learningthroughplay

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom, Grandmas, Aunts, and Mother-like figures in the Cradle of Aviation Community and acro...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom, Grandmas, Aunts, and Mother-like figures in the Cradle of Aviation Community and across the universe!

05/10/2020

#OTD May 10, 1927 15 year old Elinor Smith, of Freeport had her first solo flight at Roosevelt Field #aviationpioneer #firstflights Women in Aviation International The Ninety-Nines, Inc, International Organization of Women PilotsFly Like A Girl

05/10/2020
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Together with SpaceX, we will return human spaceflight to American soil after nearly a decade. May 27th is not only a big day for our teams – it’s a big day for our country.

What does our upcoming NASA Commercial Crew Program mission mean to YOU? Here's how to submit your responses using #LaunchAmerica: https://go.nasa.gov/2Wk2opU

Watch the full trailer: https://go.nasa.gov/35LLaov

OTD: May 9, 1969 #Grumman getting ready for #apollo10 launch on May 18th, 1969. Apollo 10 was the fourth crewed mission ...
05/09/2020

OTD: May 9, 1969 #Grumman getting ready for #apollo10 launch on May 18th, 1969. Apollo 10 was the fourth crewed mission Apollo program, and the second to orbit the Moon a "dress rehearsal" for the first Moon landing, testing all the components and procedures just short of actually landing. Crew members included Astronauts, Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan, and John Young. Tom Stafford was our special guest at our Nov 2019 Gala.

05/08/2020
Space.com

Every Friday at 1pm EST join Space.com Chelsea Gohd' updates on SpaceX's Historic Crew Dragon Demo 2 launch.

Space.com's Chelsea Gohd is live with a weekly update and Q&A about SpaceX's Crew Dragon Demo-2 launch 👩‍🚀🚀

#OTD - Today, May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, otherwise known as Victory in Europ...
05/08/2020
World War Two - 75th Anniversary

#OTD - Today, May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, otherwise known as Victory in Europe, or VE, Day. The date traditionally commemorates the end of a conflict in which tens of millions of lives were lost and the course of history changed forever. This month we will commemorate this milestone by looking back at the people and the aircraft that made a difference in winning the war.

https://www.cradleofaviation.org/ww2

During World War Two, Long Island was a crucial center of military aircraft production. These aircraft were of superior quality and had a major impact on the course of the war in all theatres.

Happy Birthday to Queens' own Charlie Camarda. Charlie is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who flew his first m...
05/08/2020

Happy Birthday to Queens' own Charlie Camarda. Charlie is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who flew his first mission into space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-114. He served as Senior Advisor for Engineering Development at NASA Langley Research Center. And is an all around great individual. Here he is last year at our Apollo at 50 Moon Fest inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders to Dream Big. Thank you Charlie and Happy Birthday from the Cradle! The Space Shuttle Era 1981 to 2011 - I Lived Through It

05/08/2020
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Enjoy this public lecture from NASA on becoming a NASA Engineer https://www.facebook.com/NASA/videos/659234944919521/

What does the path to becoming a NASA engineer look like? Join our chat with Tracy Drain, a systems engineer who's worked on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Kepler Space Telescope and the Juno mission to Jupiter. Post your questions in the comments. Tracy will be answering live on air.

Explore all of our opportunities: https://jpl.jobs

Thurs, May 7 8PM Watch Party: Replay of Bilingual Astronomy Event with Educator Ines
05/07/2020

Thurs, May 7 8PM Watch Party: Replay of Bilingual Astronomy Event with Educator Ines

05/07/2020
Las Estrellas de las Américas/Stars of the Americas - Live Astronomy

Join us for a Live-streamed bilingual astronomy event!

Come with us from Long Island to South America as we explore the constellations and hear mythical stories from various South American cultures, as #EducatorInes teaches you about stargazing and Greek mythology surrounding the constellations in this free live lesson.

"I love stargazing and enjoy learning about the Greek Mythology surrounding the constellations. I was even more curious to learn about Latin American myths and how they relate to astronomical phenomenons. Bringing these stories to life helps bring awareness to the rich and exotic culture that’s hidden in Latin America." - Educator Ines

Visit https://www.facebook.com/CradleofAviation/live and click on "Get Reminder!" or just be there at 2 pm on Thursday, May 7!

¡Acompáñanos en Facebook para un evento gratuito de astronomía bilingüe transmitido en vivo!

Ven con nosotros desde Long Island a América del Sur mientras exploramos las constelaciones y escuchamos historias míticas de varias culturas sudamericanas, como #EducadoraInes te enseña sobre la observación de estrellas y la mitología griega que rodea las constelaciones en esta lección en vivo gratuita.

"Me encanta observar las estrellas y disfrutar aprendiendo sobre la mitología griega que rodea las constelaciones. Tenía aún más curiosidad por aprender sobre los mitos latinoamericanos y cómo se relacionan con los fenómenos astronómicos. Dar vida a estas historias ayuda a dar a luz la rica y exótica cultura que se esconde en América Latina." - Educadora Ines

CURATOR's CHOICE: For airplane fans, check out the only time a Grumman Duck was used in in a movie and filmed in South A...
05/07/2020
The Grumman Duck and ‘Murphy’s War - Curator's Choice Video Collection

CURATOR's CHOICE: For airplane fans, check out the only time a Grumman Duck was used in in a movie and filmed in South America on the Orinoco River. Take a rare look at a Grumman Duck ‘in action’ in 1971’s Murphy’s War.

https://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/virtual-museum/curators-choice-video-collection/grumman-duck-murphys-war.html

Cradle of Aviation Museum Historian and Curator, Josh Stoff, curates interesting short YouTube videos and provides commentary.

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Just sent you folks an email re: the 1977 Spirit of St Louis flight. Then I found your Fb page. Here is my father, J.M. “Maury” Seitz hand-propping her in May 16,1977.
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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!