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[i]The museum curators are already going nuts, since a lot of other stuff (satellites hanging from the ceiling, missiles lined up behind the Enterprise etc.) has to be moved out of the way; plus it turns out that the giant 'garage door' right behind the shuttle was finished AFTER Enterprise was parked inside: either the shuttles will both have to have their tails removed to get through (the engineers' choice) or a big chunk of the wall will be removed (the curators' choice --- and it looks like they've won the discussion!)[/i]
[i]The back wall of the space hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center was specifically designed with a removable center panel over the hangar door to admit passage of a space shuttle orbiter. The hangar and door were built before Enterprise was moved into the building, and Enterprise moved very cleanly through the opening upon its installation.
Artifacts displayed behind Enterprise were moved to open a path as wide as the orbiter’s wingspan. No hanging artifacts were removed and no curators or collections managers went nuts in the process. It was all an orderly procedure and all in a day's (actually multiple days') work. All will be restored in an orderly fashion after Discovery enters the hangar.
There was no consideration whatsoever of removing either orbiter’s vertical stabilizer, nor were any engineers consulted about that possibility.[/i]
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