Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. The Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, now a National Historic Landmark, which served tours of duty in World War II and the Vietnam War, and was a recovery vessel for the Gemini and Mercury space missions. Welcoming over one million visitors annually, the Museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle that paved the way for America’s successful Space Shuttle Program. On display are more than two dozen authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world’s fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Museum also includes the submarine Growler, the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public; the Exploreum Interactive Hall, a fully interactive exhibit space; an 18,000 sq. ft. education center; and Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier that is part of the Hudson River Park Trust. The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. The new Intrepid Museum is a unique journey filled with spectacular interactive exhibits and virtual, multi-sensory technology. The Intrepid Museum is a dynamic adventure for visitors of all ages and offers group packages, member benefits, birthday parties, special event packages and educational programs. Located at 12th Avenue and 46th Street, Intrepid is easy to get to by mass transit, car or water taxi. Learn more: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/

After the storm, the sun will shine again.Many thanks to Instagram user @jeffcharlesgoolsby for sharing this photo of th...
05/02/2020

After the storm, the sun will shine again.

Many thanks to Instagram user @jeffcharlesgoolsby for sharing this photo of the Fighting I. Share your best photo of the museum in the comments below.

Tonight at 8PM, Intrepid will turn our lights blue to thank all those fighting on the front lines against COVID-19 acros...
04/30/2020

Tonight at 8PM, Intrepid will turn our lights blue to thank all those fighting on the front lines against COVID-19 across the country and in support of the #IntrepidAmongUs. #IntrepidMuseum #lightitblue #MakeItBlue ​#LightItBlue #stayathome Make It Blue USA

04/30/2020
Behind the Scenes: Conducting a Mission, Part 3: Launching the Plane

Join the curators at the Intrepid Museum for a Behind the Scenes video series about flight operations on Intrepid called "Conducting a Mission." In this video, learn more about the launching the planes from the flight deck. https://youtu.be/w4POGZ-bILA

Join the curators at the Intrepid Museum for a Behind the Scenes video series about flight operations on Intrepid called "Conducting a Mission." In this vide...

Forty-five years ago today the Vietnam War ended. By then, USS Intrepid had been decommissioned, but the ship and its cr...
04/30/2020

Forty-five years ago today the Vietnam War ended. By then, USS Intrepid had been decommissioned, but the ship and its crew had served three tours of duty between 1966 and 1969. Today, and every day, we thank the former crew members and veterans for their service during this time.
Photo courtesy of HISTORY.

Veterans are invited to join the Intrepid Museum for our Virtual Intrepid After Hours event. Curator and Air Force veter...
04/29/2020

Veterans are invited to join the Intrepid Museum for our Virtual Intrepid After Hours event. Curator and Air Force veteran Eric Boehm will share little known stories of the pilots and crew members behind the aircraft. All current and former service members are welcome. https://bit.ly/358eKnP

With one week until #GivingTuesdayNow, we would like to kick off a week of giving thanks to the #IntrepidAmongUs, starti...
04/28/2020

With one week until #GivingTuesdayNow, we would like to kick off a week of giving thanks to the #IntrepidAmongUs, starting with the Security Detachment to the USNS Comfort. Thank you to members of the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division for visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and for your service and sacrifice.

We are NYC strong. Thank you to the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds for their flyover in honor of the healthcare workers. T...
04/28/2020

We are NYC strong. Thank you to the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds for their flyover in honor of the healthcare workers. Thank you to all the #IntrepidAmongUs who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of W42st. #AmericaStrong

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04/28/2020
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04/28/2020
Behind the Scenes: Conducting a Mission, Part 5: Recovering the Plane

Join the curators at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for a Behind the Scenes video series about flight operations on Intrepid called "Conducting a Mission." In this video learn more about recovering the plane after a mission. https://youtu.be/nLoSseHezY8

Join the curators at the Intrepid Museum for a Behind the Scenes video series about flight operations on Intrepid called "Conducting a Mission." In this vide...

Our photo of the week belongs to Instagram user ingallsimages, who captured this incredible shot of the Space Shuttle En...
04/27/2020

Our photo of the week belongs to Instagram user ingallsimages, who captured this incredible shot of the Space Shuttle Enterprise in the distance behind the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty National Monument on this day in 2012.

Have a photo from this day of Enterprise's history? Share it with us below.

On this day in 2012, NYC was treated to the best flyby ever, when Space Shuttle Enterprise flew over Manhattan to join u...
04/27/2020

On this day in 2012, NYC was treated to the best flyby ever, when Space Shuttle Enterprise flew over Manhattan to join us at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. What do you remember from this day? Let us know below.

04/26/2020
Behind the Scenes: Conducting a Mission, Part 2: Readying the Plane

Join the curators at the Intrepid Museum for a Behind the Scenes video series about flight operations on Intrepid called "Conducting a Mission." In this video, we uncover what goes into the readying of planes for a mission.
https://youtu.be/nSOJ1r2OcTQ

Join the curators at the Intrepid Museum for a Behind the Scenes video series about flight operations on Intrepid called "Conducting a Mission." In this vide...

On this day in 1943, Helen Smith Hoover, wife of Vice Adm. John Howard Hoover, christened the USS Intrepid. In this phot...
04/26/2020

On this day in 1943, Helen Smith Hoover, wife of Vice Adm. John Howard Hoover, christened the USS Intrepid. In this photograph, Hoover (right) received a gift from Berline F. Cashwell, who worked as a riveter at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company where Intrepid was constructed. Whats your favorite memory of the USS Intrepid? Tell us below in the comments.

Our photo of the week is brought to you by Instagram user itsabeautifullifeallmine and our Grumman Tracer. What's your f...
04/25/2020

Our photo of the week is brought to you by Instagram user itsabeautifullifeallmine and our Grumman Tracer. What's your favorite aircraft in our collection? Let us know in the comments. #IntrepidMuseum

Time to see if we have an Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Collection expert. Can you guess this aircraft on our Flight ...
04/24/2020

Time to see if we have an Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Collection expert. Can you guess this aircraft on our Flight Deck from this photo? Let us know in the comments.

Today marks the 30th anniversary of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope launch. Years later, our Sr. Space Advisor Mike Massim...
04/24/2020

Today marks the 30th anniversary of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope launch. Years later, our Sr. Space Advisor Mike Massimino participated in the final servicing mission of the space telescope. During the eight-hour, two-minute spacewalk, Massimino and astronaut Michael Good made repairs and improvements that extended Hubble's life.

Today is the day! Join us for our first Virtual Astronomy Live streaming today at 2:00 PM EST.In partnership with Kerbal...
04/24/2020

Today is the day! Join us for our first Virtual Astronomy Live streaming today at 2:00 PM EST.

In partnership with Kerbal Space Academy, this event is headlined by Astronauts Charles Bolden Jr., Mike Massimino & Nicole Stott. We will be celebrating 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope and discussing the parallels between isolation in space and the conditions many are experiencing during the current pandemic. No registration required. Watch the stream here: https://bit.ly/2XTtIMP

Tonight at 8PM, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will turn our lights blue to thank all those fighting on the front ...
04/23/2020

Tonight at 8PM, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will turn our lights blue to thank all those fighting on the front lines against COVID-19 across the country! #IntrepidMuseum #lightitblue #MakeItBlue ​#LightItBlue #stayathome Make It Blue USA

We are deeply saddened by the passing of FCM Captain (Ret) Laurence ‘Larry’ Blackburn. From 1965-1967, Blackburn served ...
04/23/2020

We are deeply saddened by the passing of FCM Captain (Ret) Laurence ‘Larry’ Blackburn. From 1965-1967, Blackburn served as a Senior Medical Officer aboard Intrepid, during which time he and his unit were able to care for the crew of the Forrestal. Following his service, he retired in Doylestown Pennsylvania. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

Our first Virtual Astronomy LIVE will be streaming TOMORROW from 2-3:30 PM EST. In partnership with Kerbal Space Academy...
04/23/2020

Our first Virtual Astronomy LIVE will be streaming TOMORROW from 2-3:30 PM EST. In partnership with Kerbal Space Academy, this event is headlined by Astronauts Charles Bolden Jr., Mike Massimino & Nicole Stott. Join us as our guests celebrate 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope and discuss the parallels between isolation in space and the conditions many are experiencing during the current pandemic. No registration required. Watch the stream here: https://bit.ly/2XTtIMP

Have a question you would like answered during the stream? Submit it in the comments below.

As we look forward to the day we can reopen, we are highlighting these photos in our collection of former crew members e...
04/23/2020

As we look forward to the day we can reopen, we are highlighting these photos in our collection of former crew members enjoying the weather while aboard the Intrepid. #TBT

Support the care of the stories of service in our collection so they’ll continue to inspire the next generation of leaders. Make a gift today. https://bit.ly/3aSCy0O

The Intrepid Museum mourns the passing of Willy Neuweiler. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy, longtime Mu...
04/22/2020

The Intrepid Museum mourns the passing of Willy Neuweiler. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy, longtime Museum volunteer, FCM Association Member, and dear friend of Intrepid. He was often found on the captain's bridge talking to the visitors, or welcoming them at the information desk. His contributions to the Museum will be sorely missed. Our thoughts go out to his family.

Happy Earth Day from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and happy 50th birthday to #EarthDay. Wherever you are locate...
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and happy 50th birthday to #EarthDay. Wherever you are located on this blue marble, we hope you join us in taking care of our beautiful planet.

04/22/2020
#IntrepidAmongUs

Join us as we recognize the new frontline heroes: healthcare professionals, bus drivers, teachers, delivery persons, grocery store workers and many more. The Intrepid Among Us are those selflessly putting their own health at risk, providing essential services for the benefit of all and when we need it most. Post and share stories, videos or photos of the Intrepid Among Us in your own community using the hashtag #IntrepidAmongUs.

04/21/2020
Aircraft of the Month: Lockheed A-12

Built in 1962, the Lockheed A-12 was capable of performing sensitive intelligence-gathering missions while flying at speeds over Mach 3. Learn more about what is considered to be the pinnacle of aircraft development from our Curator of Aviation Eric Boehm.

November's Aircraft of the Month is one of our most popular; the Lockheed A-12. Built in 1962, the A-12 was capable of performing sensitive intelligence gath...

The Intrepid Museum’s first Virtual Astronomy LIVE will be streaming this Friday from 2-3:30 p.m. ET. In partnership wit...
04/21/2020

The Intrepid Museum’s first Virtual Astronomy LIVE will be streaming this Friday from 2-3:30 p.m. ET. In partnership with Kerbal Space Academy, this event is headlined by Astronauts Charles Bolden Jr., Mike Massimino & Nicole Stott. Join us as our guests celebrate 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope and discuss the parallels between isolation in space and the conditions many are experiencing during the current pandemic.
Have a question you would like answered during the stream? Submit it in the comments below.

04/20/2020
Intrepid Animated Oral History: Wesley & June Hays

Hear the moving story of Former Crew Member Wesley Hays returning to his wife June Hays in our Animated Oral History. https://bit.ly/3a60fBI

Hear the moving story of Former Crew Member Wesley Hays returning to his wife June Hays in our Animated Oral History Animation: Dustin Grella of Dusty Studio...

Did you know that the Intrepid completed a total of 127,216 catapult launches over its entire Navy career? What story fr...
04/20/2020

Did you know that the Intrepid completed a total of 127,216 catapult launches over its entire Navy career? What story from Intrepid's past motivates you? Let us know below. #MondayMotivation

Thank you to all of our volunteers who devote their time and energy to the #IntrepidMuseum. #VolunteerAppreciationMonth
04/19/2020

Thank you to all of our volunteers who devote their time and energy to the #IntrepidMuseum. #VolunteerAppreciationMonth

Intrepid Museum trivia time! Do you know which aircraft in our collection this is? Let us know in the comments.
04/19/2020

Intrepid Museum trivia time! Do you know which aircraft in our collection this is? Let us know in the comments.

04/18/2020
Intrepid Minute: Supersonic Flight

The concept of Supersonic flight dates back to the Second World War, but has made major strides ever since. Join Intrepid Tour Guide Keith Polott as he discusses Supersonic flight in this Intrepid Minute. https://bit.ly/3bl07Qb

The concept of Supersonic flight dates back to the Second World War, but has made major strides ever since. Join Intrepid Tour Guide Keith Polott as he discu...

While the Museum is temporarily closed, bring the Intrepid into your next online meeting or hang out with one of these i...
04/18/2020

While the Museum is temporarily closed, bring the Intrepid into your next online meeting or hang out with one of these iconic images to use as your own virtual background. Don't forget to share your experience with us in the comments below. Download these images here: https://bit.ly/34Mupc5

Our Intrepid Photo of the Week comes from Daily Overview and features the USNS Comfort docked two piers away from the In...
04/18/2020

Our Intrepid Photo of the Week comes from Daily Overview and features the USNS Comfort docked two piers away from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. We’d like to recognize all healthcare workers in NYC and around the world for their bravery in combatting COVID-19.

This #FlashbackFriday we look back on when we were able to enjoy time with friends without worrying about social distanc...
04/17/2020

This #FlashbackFriday we look back on when we were able to enjoy time with friends without worrying about social distancing, just like these sailors on board Intrepid in March 1955. How are you passing the time? Let us know below.

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Does anyone know if Intrepid visited Denmark in 1952?
The only time you will ever see an external air conditioning vent on a submarine. (Growler) 2010 200mm
A head on shot of the A-12 with sunset filter and 28mm lens in 1992
This was from 1986 with a 28mm
I took this pic of the A-12 in 1992 with a sunset filter and 28mm
Amber they are having a virtual tour.
My father was on the Intrepid when it recovered a Mercury capsule. When was that? I was a young teenager at the time and did not realize the significance. Thank you.
10 years after my visit I buy this model and hey would you know it, my pics from back then show a few niceties :)
I enjoyed the time with Sue and the Twins in NYC this weekend. The highlight for me was visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
In dry dock
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