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Some aircraft carriers were built to fly through the air or go under water, among other unusual designs. Although most of these concepts proved to be evolutionary dead-ends in the development of the modern aircraft carrier, they represent innovative attempts to deal with challenges faced by militaries around the world. Join us as we highlight some of these strange and remarkable aircraft carrier designs. Ages 5-15. Advanced registration required.
Pier 86, West 46th Street at Twelth Avenue
Hell's Kitchen, 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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