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Space Shuttle Pavilion
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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Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond   Apollo 11: Media, the Moon and Beyond
Hours: 11:00am - 3:30pm Daily
To mark the 50th anniversary of this achievement we invite you to experience an imaginative installation of archived news media, displayed through vintage televisions. The installation will also bridge the decades to the dreams of tomorrow, and the next great achievements of the 21st century.

Defying Gravity: Women in Space   DEFYING GRAVITY: Women in Space A Mixed Reality Experience–Powered by Microsoft
Hours: 11:00am - 4:00pm Daily
Experience the stories of previously unsung women in the U.S. space program brought to life through Microsoft HoloLens and hosted by a holographic Dr. Mae Jemison. Participants must be ages 13+ and are required to wear a HoloLens on their head.
International Space Station (ISS)   International Space Station (ISS) VR Experience
Hours: 11:00am - 4:00pm Daily
Take a virtual reality trip out of this world and visit the International Space Station! Experience what it's like to work, learn and live in the microgravity environment.
Personal Space   Personal Space
What do a guitar pick, a copy of Pride and Prejudice and a stuffed Snoopy doll have in common? They’ve all been to space—and are now on view in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. This new exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of 11 astronauts through special objects they brought with them on missions: you can listen to Charles Bolden’s favorite tunes, see Nicole Stott’s watercolor waves and get sentimental over Ellen Baker’s family keepsakes, to name a few.
Content and Exhibits   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.
Enterprise's Journey to the Intrepid Museum   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.