Rocket Park

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street

Rocket Park is a 5,000-square-foot exhibition on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science. Rocket Park features two newly refurbished icons of the U.S. space program—an original Atlas booster with a replica Mercury capsule and an original Titan II... more

Rocket Park is a 5,000-square-foot exhibition on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science. Rocket Park features two newly refurbished icons of the U.S. space program—an original Atlas booster with a replica Mercury capsule and an original Titan II booster with a replica two-man Gemini capsule. Rocket Park also features a Friendship 7 Mercury capsule interactive replica, which allows visitors to climb inside and experience the close-quarters environment in which Mercury astronauts conducted their missions. The exhibition also chronicles, in words and pictures, the history of rocket development and the evolution of the U.S. space program. Inside the museum, the first Mercury capsule ever made and flown is also on display. Atlas/Mercury: The Hall’s original Mercury capsule was the first U.S. spacecraft. Designated Mercury # 1, it was launched on May 9, 1960 as part of the beach abort mission testing the Mercury escape system. At the time of this launch the interior of Mercury #1 was fully equipped for space, making it the first spacecraft. The replica of this capsule sits atop of an Atlas rocket, the type used in several of the Mercury missions. Titan/Gemini: The suc... more

Rocket Park is a 5,000-square-foot exhibition on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science. Rocket Park features two newly refurbished icons of the U.S. space program—an original Atlas booster with a replica Mercury capsule and an original Titan II booster with a replica two-man Gemini capsule.

Rocket Park also features a Friendship 7 Mercury capsule interactive replica, which allows visitors to climb inside and experience the close-quarters environment in which Mercury astronauts conducted their missions.

The exhibition also chronicles, in words and pictures, the history of rocket development and the evolution of the U.S. space program.

Inside the museum, the first Mercury capsule ever made and flown is also on display.

Atlas/Mercury: The Hall’s original Mercury capsule was the first U.S. spacecraft. Designated Mercury # 1, it was launched on May 9, 1960 as part of the beach abort mission testing the Mercury escape system. At the time of this launch the interior of Mercury #1 was fully equipped for space, making it the first spacecraft. The replica of this capsule sits atop of an Atlas rocket, the type used in several of the Mercury missions.

Titan/Gemini: The success of the Mercury program paved the way for Gemini. Named for the astrological twins, Gemini capsules were designed for two-man teams. During the Gemini 4 mission in June 1965Edward H. White became the first American to "walk" in space. The Titan II rocket is the same type that was used in all of the Gemini missions.


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Rocket Park

Rocket Park
11/15/2018 09:30 AM
Thu, November 15
9:30AM
$
47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Rocket Park
11/16/2018 09:30 AM
Fri, November 16
9:30AM
$
47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Rocket Park
11/17/2018 10:00 AM
Sat, November 17
10:00AM
$
47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Rocket Park
11/18/2018 10:00 AM
Sun, November 18
10:00AM
$
47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Rocket Park
11/20/2018 09:30 AM
Tue, November 20
9:30AM
$
47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Rocket Park
11/21/2018 09:30 AM
Wed, November 21
9:30AM
$
47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Rocket Park
11/22/2018 09:30 AM
Thu, November 22
9:30AM
$
47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Rocket Park
11/23/2018 09:30 AM
Fri, November 23
9:30AM
$
47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Rocket Park
11/24/2018 10:00 AM
Sat, November 24
10:00AM
$
47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
Occurs 58 more times through Feb 01

New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368
(718) 699-0005

Schedule

November 15, Thursday 9:30AM
November 16, Friday 9:30AM
November 17, Saturday 10:00AM
November 18, Sunday 10:00AM
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