The Starfleet Academy Experience: Inside the Intrepid ꞌStar Trekꞌ Exhibit (Photos)

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Space.com's Calla Cofield and Samantha Mathewson test their tactical skills by firing a phaser at various moving targets on a screen.
(Image: © Jeremy Lips)

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The Starfleet Academy Experience is an interactive exhibit currently being hosted at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. Space.com attended a special preview event and tested our skills as Starfleet cadets. Special wristbands active a series of interactive exercises throughout the museum to test one's aptitude in seven different specializations.

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The Starfleet Academy Experience features a model of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), the first iteration of the central starship of the "Star Trek" franchise.

Getting the History

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Each of the interactive exercises provides a "Stark Trek" history brief.

Expanding Knowledge

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During the communication aptitude test, visitors can learn to speak Klingon.

Starfleet Weapons

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Throughout the exhibit there are displays showcasing various of "Star Trek" tools and weaponry.

Helping the Hurt

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At the medical station you are asked to examine a Klingon patient with a medical tricorder and diagnose the patient's illness accordingly.

Tools From the Show

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One of the exhibit's displays shows an array of "Star Trek" medical equipment.

Firing range

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To test tactical skills, cadets are asked to fire a phaser at various moving targets on a screen.

Taking Command

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Space.com's Calla Cofield takes command in the captain's chair.

Testing Your Skills

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The Kobayashi Maru exam puts each cadet's command skills to the test.

Making the Grade

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Space.com's Jeremy Lips was invited to be a cadet in the engineering field of Starfleet Academy.

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