Intrepid Museum Foundation NY
The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. As an educational and cultural not-for-profit institution centered on the retired World War II aircraft carrier, the USS Intrepid, the Museum is dedicated to promoting the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming. Docked on the Hudson River in New York City, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum was founded in 1982 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986. The museum welcomes almost one million visitors annually. Built in 1943, the USS Intrepid and her crew have a distinguished history of service in times of war and in times of peace. The Museum's historical value was recognized by NASA in April 2011, when the Intrepid was named as the new home for Enterprise (OV-101), the first Space Shuttle, to help perpetuate the legacy of all the men and women who served in the NASA program.