Radiation: a wondrous new tool in cell research, genetics and food preservation. A snapshot of a science museum evolving from 1967. 
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Rendezvous in Space began with a film (Frank Capra’s last) narrated by Danny Thomas, featuring (uncredited) voices by Mel Blanc. The presentation culminated with a live demonstration of a docking by a “space taxi” carrying a three-man relief crew to a model space station suspended 80-feet above the ground. When the relief crew entered the station, the lights went up and the crowds cheered.
From Rupert the Rat to Rendezvous in Space: all there was to see at the post-Fair Hall of Science

From Rupert the Rat to Rendezvous in Space: all there was to see at the post-Fair Hall of Science

Today in the NYSCI Archive: An aerial view of Flushing Meadows from 1967.

Today in the NYSCI Archive: An aerial view of Flushing Meadows from 1967.


Today in the NYSCI Archive: There’s a leak in the existing structure but the Sanitation Dept band plays on.  Revisiting the 1966 opening ceremony of the Hall of Science of the City of New York.

Today in the NYSCI Archive: There’s a leak in the existing structure but the Sanitation Dept band plays on.  Revisiting the 1966 opening ceremony of the Hall of Science of the City of New York.

Magnetic memory, laser displays, and solar converters.  Just some of the premiere exhibits at NYSCI in 1966. More here

Nuclear energy discussion. Flushing Meadows, Queens NYC 1967.

Nuclear energy discussion. Flushing Meadows, Queens NYC 1967.

Meet George Carter. He’ll be your demonstrator today.
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Meet George Carter. He’ll be your demonstrator today.

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See all posts in the NYSCI Archive

See all posts in the NYSCI Archive

2014 is NYSCI’s 50th Birthday! We’ve just launched the NYSCI Archives to mark the occasion and unearth the memories. http://bit.ly/1foNWwC