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Space Shuttle Pavilion
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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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Visitors enter the Pavilion through a soundscape featuring actual conversations between mission control and Enterprise pilots during flight tests. The Soyuz TMA-6 space capsule, newly installed in the Pavilion, invites comparison between these two spacecraft. 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 and visit an elevated platform for a dramatic view.
  Enterprise's Journey to the Intrepid Museum

In 2012, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum successfully transported space shuttle 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. 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 19th, 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 her and to creating a thriving center for science, technology, engineering and math education programs designed to inspire future scientists, engineers and researchers.