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Last modified: September 23, 2013, 4:47 PM
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is the only museum where visitors can experience a legendary aircraft carrier, the first space shuttle, the world's fastest jets, and a Cold War-era submarine. Welcoming more than one million visitors a year, the Museum is using history and technology to inspire and advance innovation by developing the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, now a National Historic Landmark, which served tours of duty in World War II and Vietnam, and was the recovery vessel for the Gemini and Mercury space missions.
As a showcase for sea, air and space innovation—and the stories of human triumph that they represent—the Museum Complex also includes:
Intrepid fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth by engaging visitors of all ages and connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.