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Event ID:  11750
Contact Name:  Dennis Vourderis
Contact Email:  coneyislandhistory@gmail.com
Contact Phone:  718-372-2592
Organization:  Deno\'s Wonder Wheel Park
Event Web Site:  http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/blog/news/october-8-10-coney-islands-astroland-rocket-welcomes-visitors-world-space-week
Dates:  8th October 2016 to 10th October 2016
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Type:  Public
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  New York
City:  Brooklyn
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Event Name:  Coney Island\'s 1962 Astroland Rocket Open for Visitors
Event Description:  Celebrate World Space Week this weekend - October 8, 9, and 10 - with a walk inside Coney Island's famed Astroland Rocket. Located next to the landmark Wonder Wheel in Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, the historic Rocket is open free of charge to visitors during park hours, which are 12:00 PM through 6:00 PM on weekends and holidays through October. The Astroland Rocket at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park is a continuing symbol of America's successful space program in the 1960's and it is an inspiration today. One of the first and only surviving simulators constructed for amusement parks during the Space Race, the Rocket debuted in 1962 at Coney Island's space age-themed Astroland Park. Originally billed as the "Star Flyer," the Rocket was also called the “Cape Canaveral Satellite Jet” (TIME) and “The Spaceship Auditorium” (Billboard). The ride, which has 26 seats, showed films of space voyages while the chassis “rocked” its viewers to outer space.
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