Naval Museum, “Intrepid” in new York city located on the Hudson river.
Entered the service in 1943, the USS Intrepid is a great Museum and is a National Historic landmark.
Among the most interesting exhibits of the Museum celebrates the Space Shuttle and Concord. USS Intrepid is one of the most successful ships in US history. After a victorious two-year participation in the Second World war, the ship continued to serve NASA, and then played an important role in the Vietnam conflict.
In 1974, concerned citizens rescued the legendary ship from the write-off on scrap metal, instead turning it into a Museum, where people of all ages could learn about the history of the United States. The idea of turning Intrepid memorial Museum belonged to Zachary Fisher. The main purpose of the Museum was “to Honor our Heroes, Educate the Public and Inspire Youth.” The Museum was opened in 1982, attracting over 750,000 visitors annually.
Unique intrepid Museum, On Board Intrepid demonstrates an amazing variety of aircraft, including a bomber-torpedo of World war II TBM Avenger, F-14 Tomcat reconnaissance aircraft Blackbird A-12, and many more, including several foreign military aircraft. There is also a large collection of helicopters. Part of the impressive collection of aircraft can be found in the hold of an aircraft carrier, which also presented an exact replica of the Aurora 7 capsule. There are also a number of interactive exhibitions and multimedia events. And of course a visit to the navigation bridge is one of the most fascinating parts of the tour of the aircraft carrier Intrepid.
Many additional interesting exhibitions offer a multimedia experience, for example “Kamikaze: Day of Darkness, Day of Light”. Visitors can also test the flight simulator “Transporter FX” and test their physical abilities during the climb on the artificial rock Museum . Wonderful film tells the story Intrepid from the period of military days to his retirement.
Near Intrepido is the submarine USS Growler SSG 577 — strategic diesel submarine capable of carrying nuclear missiles. This is the only submarine of its kind that was open to the public anywhere in the world. You can get in a submarine and visit close offices, including the once top-secret missile command center.
The Concorde housed in the Museum Intrepid, Concorde AD — the same aircraft that is less than three hours and flew across the Atlantic in 1996. The plane was decommissioned in 2003 and is a permanent part of the Museum.
Shuttle enterprise With the closure of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, NASA decided to send the surviving Shuttles to selected museums in the United States. As a result, the enterprise was moved from the former home at the Smithsonian Institute of Washington to the intrepid Museum, in new York. Built in 1976 the enterprise was the first Orbiter of the Shuttle. And although the Shuttle never went into space, his tests showed the possibility of a safe landing from space. This paved the way approximately 130 successful missions of five of its successors. In continuation, read also about the most visited museums in the world, which is devoted to a separate collection.
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