While researching product design ideas for US Naval applications, Osborne’s team was honored to visit the USS Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. The Team started off viewing some awesome fighter jets on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid.
One of the jest on the deck was the Vought F-8K. Flown by the VF-111 Sundowners it was the first aircraft to break the sound barrier on maiden flight.
This very Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw made one last ice reconnaissance flight over the Hudson River in the winter of ’65.
Sikorsky HH-52A, The Sea Guardian, has saved more people from life-threatening situations than any other aircraft.
After checking out all the air-crafts on the flight deck, the team got a chance to view a space shuttle. Built in 1976 the Enterprise was the first orbiter of NASA’s Space Shuttle system.
The team ended the day with the drone exhibit. The Exhibit showcased a variety of prototypes including some for deliveries and even human transportation.
The USS Intrepid has a lot to offer its guests and the Osborne team took full advantage of it. Unfortunately, not every US Navy ship during WWII was as lucky as the Intrepid. The USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, sank and was lost for 72 years. Luckily a recent discovery means that it’s story is not lost but instead just beginning. We’ve heard rumors of a USS Indianapolis focused PBS broadcast planned for mid-September. Viewers may be able to watch live streaming footage of the long lost deep sea wreck.
Expect to see future announcements via our Osborne_XFMR twitter feed.