Photos: NYC Museum's Space Shuttle Enterprise Exhibit

Intrepid Museum

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New York's Intrepid Museum has opened a new temporary exhibition dedicated to the shuttle Enterprise while the main orbiter exhibition is being prepared.

Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer

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A new exhibition called "Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" has opened at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

Shuttle Enterprise Instrumentation

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The Intrepid's new Enterprise exhibition displays space shuttle instrumentation that was once part of Enterprise, or another prototype shuttle, according to NASA.

Richard Truly Jacket and Helmet

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Former NASA astronaut Richard Truly wore this flight jacket during a space shuttle Challenger mission in 1983. The helmet he wore while flying the prototype shuttle Enterprise.

Intrepid Museum Petition Cards

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The Intrepid Museum gathered thousands of signatures in its campaign to bring a retired space shuttle to New York. Some petition cards are displayed in the new exhibition.

Shuttle Enterprise Model

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This model of the space shuttle Enterprise, used in wind tunnel tests of the shuttle design, weighs 83 pounds (38 kilograms).

Shuttle Enterprise Memorabilia

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Memorabilia and toys relating to the space shuttle Enterprise have been collected by the Intrepid Museum and are on display in a new temporary exhibition.

Enterprise Ceramic Model

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This ceramic model of shuttle Enterprise was used to test the shuttle design's aerodynamic properties.

Shuttle Insulation

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These thermal blankets and pieces of insulation were used on NASA's space shuttles during their 30-year career.

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