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[b]Space Shuttle Enterprise to Open to Public at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC on July 19[/b]
The space shuttle Enterprise, the original NASA orbiter that paved the way for America's successful space shuttle program, is scheduled to open to the public at its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on Thursday, July 19. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan.
Enterprise will be placed in a temporary, climate-controlled and fully-accessible Space Pavilion located on Intrepid's Flight Deck until a permanent exhibit facility is built.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum includes the 900-foot-long aircraft carrier 'Intrepid' with seven full decks and four theme halls; the guided missile submarine Growler; and an extensive collection of over 27 aircraft including the A-12 Blackbird, the fastest plane in the world, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. Guests can visit areas of the ship including the Flight Deck, Hangar Deck, fo'c'sle (commonly known as the anchor chain room), and enjoy new multimedia presentations and exhibit collections, interactive educational stations and a state-of-the-art public pier.
Museum admission, including access to the Space Pavilion, ranges from $16-$30. Tickets can be purchased online.
Date is subject to change due to weather and operational delays.
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