Enterprise Coming to New York!!

All Star Trek fans who can track their obsession back to the 1970’s knows that back in 1976 NASA named their first prototype space shuttle “Enterprise” after our favorite starship. This real world fact was quickly incorporated into Trek history. You can see a photo of the shuttle in an “Enterprise Legacy” display in Star Trek The Motion Picture when Decker and Ilia are on the recreation deck. You can also see a sketch of the shuttle in Captain Archer’s ready room and catch a glipse of the Enterprise in the opening credits of… Enterprise.

Some BIG NEWS came out yesterday that the Enterprise will soon be a part of the Intrepid Air & Space Museum‘s collection right here in New York City! If you haven’t been down to the Intrepid, I highly recommend it. It’s a fun educational experience! But I’d wait until the Enterprise arrives if I were you. I’ll be sure to post more info about the Enterprise’s voyage to the big apple as I learn it. 🙂

From the Wallstreet Journal:

“The NASA prototype used for test flights in the 1970s will arrive sometime next year at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the Hudson River — likely on a mammoth Boeing 747 airplane, then a barge up the Hudson River, said Intrepid president Susan Marenoff-Zausner.”

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One Response to Enterprise Coming to New York!!

  1. […] Smithsonian can’t have 2 shuttles.  That would just seem greedy!  So, as I mentioned in a blog entry a while back, the Enterprise is coming to NYC to be on permanent display at the Intrepid Sea, […]

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