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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum continues its inaugural Free Fridays series on August 16 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue). Events begin at 5:00pm, with free general admission for all visitors through 9:00pm. The 2019 Summer Movie Series season wraps up with a public screening of the iconic film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, selected by the community. Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline from Intrepid's flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting and is proudly supported by Coca-Cola. Explore the wonder of Concorde and learn about its role as an inspiration for the new space age during From Concorde to Mars: Designing the Future. Hear from Lawrence Azerrad, author of Supersonic: The Design & Lifestyle of Concorde, Tibor Balint, principal human-centered designer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Jeffrey Montes, a space architect at Space Factory. The panel will be discussing upcoming new technologies and innovations that cater to the needs of both astronauts and tourists. Following the talk, copies of Supersonic: The Design & Lifestyle of Concorde will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Space is limited. Stargaze with Jupiter Joe and other local astronomers who are on-hand with telescopes to view the night sky. Stargazing will begin at sunset, weather permitting. All events are first-come, first-served and for all ages. This month's Free Friday is sponsored by Budweiser Discovery Reserve. For every case of Discovery Reserve sold, $1 will be donated to Folds of Honor to help provide scholarships to military families.
West 46th Street
New York, NY
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science, and service as related to its home aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the Museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits.
Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974, and today is berthed on the Hudson River as the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
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