Space Shuttle Enterprise Set to Open to Public

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012  |  Updated 7:03 AM EDT
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The space shuttle Enterprise is the latest addition to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Its new Space Shuttle Pavilion opens Thursday. Roseanne Colletti has more.

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The space shuttle Enterprise is the latest addition to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Its new Space Shuttle Pavilion opens Thursday. Roseanne Colletti has more.

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Chasing a View of Shuttle Enterprise

Seeing a view of a space shuttle being moved to the Intrepid doesn't happen often, and it's the kind of thing that most people will remember for the rest of their lives. Andrew Siff has more on the Enterprise's journey to its new home at the Intrepid, and the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who stopped to stare and make their own memories of the move.

Shuttle Sails Around Statue of Liberty

Top of the Rock cameras captured space shuttle Enterprise as it sailed around the Statue of Liberty en route to its permanent home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
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 A piece of NASA history will soon be available for New Yorkers and visitors to see.

The space shuttle Enterprise is the latest addition to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Its new Space Shuttle Pavilion opens to the public Thursday at 10 a.m., but the exhibit wont be open until 2 p.m.

Museum visitors will be able to walk underneath and around the Enterprise.

The space shuttle was NASA's first. It never actually went into space — but performed critical tests around the Earth's atmosphere in 1977.

Space experts credit the Enterprise with paving the way for future shuttles, like the Columbia in 1981.

The grand opening of the museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion will include special exhibitions and a concert.

 

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