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Space shuttle Enterprise opens to public at NYC museum

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On July 19, 2012, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Manhattan's west side opened its new "Space Shuttle Pavilion" to the public, inviting tourists and Big Apple residents to get up-close and personal with NASA's first prototype orbiter...

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Space shuttle Enterprise opens to public at NYC museum

As astronauts and officials look on, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Intrepid president Susan Marenoff-Zausner take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum's new exhibit of space shuttle Enterprise.


Space shuttle Enterprise opens to public at NYC museum

A crowd of a few hundred people attended the opening ceremony for the Intrepid's new Space Shuttle Pavilion.


Space shuttle Enterprise opens to public at NYC museum

 
Space shuttle Enterprise opens to public at NYC museum

 
Space shuttle Enterprise opens to public at NYC museum

Enterprise astronauts Fred Haise, Joe Engle and Dick Truly, together with Marie Fullerton, wife of Enterprise astronaut Gordon Fullerton, hold the plaques presented to them by the Intrepid.


Space shuttle Enterprise opens to public at NYC museum

 
Space shuttle Enterprise opens to public at NYC museum

A rendering of Enterprise's future permanent home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is displayed alongside the prototype space shuttle inside its temporary exhibit.


For photographs of the Intrepid's Space Shuttle Pavilion and Enterprise on display, see here.



Related article: Boldly go: Space shuttle Enterprise opens to public at NYC museum



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