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Original 'Star Trek' Galileo Shuttlecraft Restored (Photos)

Galileo Shuttlecraft Restoration Project

The Galileo Restoration

Dedicated fans are giving new life to the shuttlecraft used in the original "Star Trek" television series. [Full Story]

The Galileo as Seen in Star Trek's 'Metamorphosis' Episode

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From right to left, Zefram Cochrane (Glenn Corbett), inspects Galileo as Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) and Commissioner Hedford (Elinor Donahue) look on ("Metamorphosis").

"Star Trek" Galileo Unveiling: Waiting Crowd

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A crowd of "Star Trek" fans eagerly awaits the unveiling of the fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft from the original 'Star Trek" TV series at Master Shipwrights Inc., in Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

Galileo Shuttlecraft Champagne Christening

Adam Schneider

Leslie Schneider breaks a bottle of champagne to rechristen the restored Galileo shuttlecraft, an original set prop from the 1960s "Star Trek" TV series, during its unveiling on June 22, 2013.

Galileo Unveiled by Star Trek Superfan

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The fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft from TV's "Star Trek" is officially unveiled by Trek superfan Adam Schneider on June 22, 2013 at Master Shipwrights Inc., in Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

Star Trek Fans and Galileo Shuttlecraft

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"Star Trek" fans, including members of the U.S.S. Justice and U.S.S. Challenger fan groups, pose with the fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft from the original "Star Trek" TV series during an unveiling on June 22, 2013, at Master Shipwrights Inc., in Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

"Star Trek" Fans Gaze at Galileo Shuttlecraft

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"Star Trek" fans crowd into a bay at Master Shipwrights Inc., to get a look at the fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft from the iconic TV science fiction show. The Galileo was unveiled on June 22, 2013, in Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

Star Trek's Galileo Shuttlecraft Restored

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The Galileo shuttlecraft from TV's "Star Trek" is shown fully restored after a yearlong project led by Trek superfan Adam Schneider of New Jersey. The restored Galileo was unveiled on June 22, 2013 at Master Shipwrights Inc., in Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

Galileo Shuttlecraft: Aft Detail

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This rear view of the fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft offers a glimpse at the extreme detail put into reviving the original look of the "Star Trek" prop. Galileo was restored over the course of a year and unveiled on June 22, 2013, at Master Shipwrights Inc., in Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

For Galileo Shuttlecraft, Next Stop: NASA

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"Star Trek" fans Maria and David Fricke of Union City, N.J., pose with the restored Galileo shuttlecraft at its unveiling in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., on June 22, 2013. They wore NASA t-shirts in honor of Galileo's final destination, the Space Center Houston visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas.

Star Trek's Restored Galileo: Rear View

Adam Schneider

A rear-view of the fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft from the original "Star Trek" TV series. Trek superfan Adam Schneider led the restoration of Galileo after buying the big prop at auction. It was unveiled at Master Shipwrights Inc., in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., on June 22, 2013.

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