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Celebrate 50 years of 'Star Trek' at NYC's Intrepid museum

Starting July 9, train to be a Starfleet officer and enjoy a summer full of themed events.
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of boldly going where no-one has gone before, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space museum in NYC will host "Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience." From July 9 to October 31, you too can explore the 26th century brought to life by modern-day tech like Leap Motion and voice recognition.

The exhibit is set up like a future Career Day with tours rotating attendees around the various ship-based specialties: Language, Medical, Navigation, Engineering, Command and Science. At the end of the tour, attendees are sorted into their own Starfleet house (thankfully, nobody will end up a red shirt). The exhibit simulates the tricorders, phasers and other iconic Star Trek tech with RFID sensors, planet projection mapping, holograms, and other modern gadgetry.

New York is the first stop on the Starfleet Academy Experience's tour. During its stay, the Intrepid Museum will hold themed events like movie nights, two Trek-focused summer camp weeks, Astronomy nights, and Operation Slumber overnights.

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