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Robert Pearlman
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As previously noted in the topic Russian Soyuz spacecraft on public display, the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft that spaceflight participant Greg Olsen flew aboard to the International Space Station and purchased as a memento of his flight is now on board the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

SPACE.com was on hand for the spacecraft's delivery.

It's no small feat to move a flown space capsule into a museum, especially if that museum is built within a converted World War II-era aircraft carrier docked on the west side of Manhattan.

Officials here at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum used a crane to lift a giant wooden box from Manhattan's Pier 86 into one of the aircraft carrier's hangars today (Oct. 18). Inside the box was a Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft that returned one NASA astronaut, one cosmonaut and one space tourist to Earth at the end of their missions at the International Space Station.

The Soyuz TMA-6 capsule is on loan to the Intrepid and will be the latest addition to the museum's outer space exhibit.


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The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum will debut the Soyuz TMA-6 to the public on Monday, Nov. 14.
A new space exhibition featuring the Soyuz TMA-6 descent capsule will open to the public on Monday, November 14th at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan.

The seven-foot tall by seven-foot wide Soyuz TMA-6 capsule, scarred by re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere after its voyage into space, will be the latest addition to the Museum’s interactive displays relating to outer space and provide visitors the rare opportunity to view an original Russian spacecraft.

The capsule returned Space Adventures' client Greg Olsen, one of the few private citizens who have experienced space travel, back to Earth in October 2005 after he traveled to the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-6 is on loan to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum by Olsen, who will be on site at the opening.

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Space tourists loan Soyuz spacecraft to join shuttle exhibits on both coasts

A self-funded space traveler loaned his Russian spacecraft to a museum Thursday (Dec. 8), where it will be exhibited near a full-size mockup of a U.S. space shuttle.

The donation was anything but a common occurrence, but it happened to be the second time in less than a month...


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Soyuz capsule joins Enterprise in Intrepid's Space Shuttle Pavilion

Work continues on the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion, set to reopen on July 10, with the addition of the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft. On loan from Greg Olsen, who was on hand this morning, the Soyuz capsule will now live in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, along with space shuttle Enterprise.

On the morning of June 25, the nine-by-nine-foot Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft, scarred by re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere after its voyage into space, was moved from its current home on Intrepid's hangar deck to the Space Shuttle Pavilion, where it will become an exciting new addition to the exhibit surrounding the space shuttle Enterprise, as well as provide visitors the rare opportunity to view an original Russian spacecraft.

The Soyuz was transported via the ship's Portside Aircraft Elevator, an open-air platform that raised the capsule to the flight deck, while media and Intrepid Museum staff members watched from the flight deck. The capsule returned Olsen, one of the few private citizens to experience space travel, back to Earth in October 2005 after he traveled to the International Space Station.

The new Space Shuttle Pavilion, which replaces the original structure that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, is currently being constructed around Enterprise and will be completed over the coming weeks. Visitors will still be able to walk underneath Enterprise, which sits 10 feet off of the ground, view Enterprise from a larger observation platform, and view a film narrated by actor Leonard Nimoy.

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posted 06-26-2013 02:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman 11-09-2011:
The seven-foot tall by seven-foot wide Soyuz TMA-6 capsule...
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman 06-25-2013:
On the morning of June 25, the nine-by-nine-foot Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft...
Everything sure looks BIGGER on an aircraft carrier!

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Greg Olsen with his Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft at the reopening of the Intrepid's Space Shuttle Pavilion:

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Tour Guide Talk: Soyuz Space Capsule

Learn more about the Soyuz space capsule, recently moved from Hangar 3 at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum to the newly reopened Space Shuttle Pavilion.

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