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Encasing Enterprise: Space shuttle shelter inflated on Intrepid museum's deck
[i]Two weeks after landing on top of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, the space shuttle Enterprise is now under an inflatable canopy that will house its public display.
Hoisted by crane onto the Intrepid's flight deck on June 6, Enterprise was covered by the opaque-white fabric shelter on Tuesday (June 19) to protect it from exposure to the elements and to meet NASA's display requirements for a climate-controlled facility.
The shelter was fully inflated Thursday morning (June 21), a spokesman for the Intrepid confirmed. Some final work configuring the canopy is still underway however, including the removal of scaffolding that supported the fabric being raised, which led to it being temporarily deflated again.[/i]
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