Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 19: Space Shuttle Enterprise Display Opens in NYC

Space Shuttle Enterprise Exhibit Opens July 19 at NYC's Intrepid

Date: 05 July 2012 Time: 12:24 PM ET

Space Shuttle Enterprise Before Being Covered

Space shuttle Enterprise, seen on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, before it was covered for display.
CREDIT: Intrepid Museum

When NASA's space shuttle Enterprise goes on display later this month at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, visitors will be able to view the original prototype orbiter from all angles, including from above and below.
Enterprise, which flew atmospheric approach and landing tests in the late 1970s to prove the pathway home for its sister space-worthy shuttles, will make its debut inside the Intrepid's new "Space Shuttle Pavilion" on Thursday, July 19. The climate-controlled, pressurized fabric shelter was inflated over Enterprise on June 21, two weeks after the shuttle was delivered to the converted World War II aircraft carrier. The pavilion sits on the rear of the Intrepid's flight deck.



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