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First look: Space shuttle Enterprise's second New York exhibit

July 10, 2013

— Entering the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum's new "Space Shuttle Pavilion," which opened in New York City Wednesday (July 10), visitors are greeted by the sound of NASA astronauts exchanging radio calls with flight controllers about guiding a winged spacecraft to a safe touchdown.

The late-1970's audio recordings, which capture the critical approach and landing tests that preceded 30 years of U.S. space exploration, juxtapose the start of the space shuttle Enterprise's use as a NASA prototype with its final role — located just a few more steps into the pavilion — as a public attraction and educational exhibit...

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Second launch for space shuttle Enterprise


Photos: / Robert Z. Pearlman

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