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The Space Shuttle Pavilion showcases the space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that paved the way for the space shuttle program. Seventeen dynamic exhibit zones feature original artifacts, photographs, audio, and films that immerse visitors in the science and history of Enterprise and the space shuttle era.

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  Content and Exhibits

Visitors enter the Pavilion through a soundscape featuring actual conversations between mission control and Enterprise pilots during flight tests. Exhibit displays explore the space shuttle design and highlight the talent behind the shuttle program. These and other experiences orbit around the exhibition centerpiece: the space shuttle Enterprise. Visitors can walk directly underneath the orbiter or visit an elevated platform for a dramatic view. Also located in the Pavilion is a space flown Soyuz TMA-6 space capsule, which invites comparison between these two spacecraft.
  Temporary Exhibition: HUBBLE@25

Now open in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the exhibition HUBBLE@25 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope and will showcase the history of this project and reveal its unparalleled scientific achievements through original artifacts, stellar photographs, Hubble produced images and immersive environments. The exhibition is co-curated by Eric Boehm, Curator of Aviation, and Michael J. Massimino, former NASA astronaut and Senior Advisor, Space Programs at the Intrepid Museum. HUBBLE@25 is now open through September 13, 2015.
  Mission Intrepid: Explore Enterprise iPhone App

Download the Intrepid Museum’s free iPhone app, Mission Intrepid: Explore Enterprise, from Apple’s App Store. Available for iOS 7, the app enhances the experience of visiting the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion and includes nine different interactive experiences for visitors to unlock while exploring the Space Shuttle Enterprise exhibition. Visitors standing next to various exhibit zones can access different hotspots throughout the Pavilion, including such points of interest as the shuttle’s tiles, cargo bay and cockpit, which will then unlock deeper storytelling experiences.
  Enterprise's Journey to the Intrepid Museum

In 2012, the Intrepid Museum successfully transported Enterprise to its new home in a series of carefully orchestrated movements. The journey started in April when Enterprise was flown from Washington, DC to JFK Airport atop a specially outfitted 747 NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). Next up, the orbiter was carefully craned onto a barge for a multi-day trip from JFK to New Jersey and then up the Hudson River—passing the Statue of Liberty and the Freedom Tower—to the Intrepid Museum. On July 19, the Space Shuttle Pavilion, featuring Enterprise, opened to the public with much fanfare during SpaceFest, a five day public event featuring astronaut appearances, NASA displays, a concert and special movie screening. Unfortunately, when Hurricane Sandy struck the area on October 29, 2012, the Space Shuttle Pavilion was damaged, but reopened in July 2013.
  Project Enterprise: Be a Part of History

Be a part of Enterprise's history and support the first NASA orbiter. Your gift will contribute to programming that celebrates Enterprise's illustrious history of pioneering innovation, to building a permanent home for it and to creating a thriving center for science, technology, engineering and math education programs designed to inspire future scientists, engineers and researchers.