NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise Pavilion – New York City | Opens Now

By - July 20th, 2012

The new exhibit for NASA‘s space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum opened in NYC Thursday (July 19th). Visitors first pass through an airlock into a darkened atmosphere, designed to keep the pressurized pavilion exhibit inflated to evoke the feeling of being in space. The museum is built into the retired U.S.S. Intrepid World War II aircraft carrier, rising 60 feet above the Intrepid’s flight deck, its nose propped up so that it’s level with the deck. The arrangement allows visitors to get an up-close view under and around the original NASA prototype shuttle, one that never actually saw space but was used to determine the cause of the Columbia disaster, as well as providing parts for the other five shuttles. Continue reading for a gallery of images. via: Collect Space

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
700 West 46th Street | Map
New York, NY 10036
TEL #: 212-245-0072