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Original 'Star Trek' Galileo Shuttlecraft Restored (Photos)

Galileo Shuttlecraft, Meet the Zhang Heng

SPACE.com/Tariq Malik

The Zhang Heng, a Toyota Prius modified to look like a "Star Trek" shuttlecraft, appears with the fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft at Master Shipwrights Inc., in Atlantic Highlands, N.J. on June 22, 2013. The Galileo is an original prop from TV's "Star Trek" and inspired amateur astronomer Willie Yee to create the Zhang Heng.

Galileo Shuttlecraft 2012 Condition

The Galileo Restoration

A photo of the Galileo shuttlecraft from "Star Trek" taken in 2012 shows its heavily degraded condition. [Full Story]

Restored Galileo Shuttlecraft from "Star Trek"

SPACE.com/Karl Tate

A close-up of the fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft from TV's "Star Trek" television show. The huge TV prop was originally built in 1967 and restored to mint condition by a team led by Trek superfan Adam Schneider and Trek blogger Alec Peters.

Star Trek's Galileo Restoration Team

Adam Schneider

"Star Trek" superfan Adam Schneider (center left) stands with wife Leslie (center), boat restoration craftsman Hans Mikaitis (center right) and the rest of the Master Shipwrights Inc. team in front of the fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft from "Star Trek" fame.

Star Trek Superfan Adam Schneider and Galileo

Adam Schneider

"Star Trek" superfan Adam Schneider (right) receives a plaque from Hans Mikatis of Master Shipwrights, Inc., during the unveiling of the restored Galileo shuttlecraft on June 22, 2013. The Galileo was originally featured on the original "Star Trek" TV series in 1967 and restored by Schneider and his team.

Star Trek's Galileo Saviors: Master Shipwrights Inc.

SPACE.com/Karl Tate

The door at Master Shipwrights Inc., in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., opens on an unusual sight: The fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft from the 1960s TV show "Star Trek." Craftsman at the boat restoration company restored the shuttlecraft to its original glory so it can be donated to Space Center Houston in Texas.

Tasty Trek: Galileo Shuttlecraft Restoration

SPACE.com/Tariq Malik

Fans of "Star Trek" celebrated the restoration of the Galileo shuttlecraft from the original 1960s TV show with a tasty cake emblazoned with the shuttle's image on June 22, 2013 at Master Shipwrights Inc., in Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

Exterior Galileo Front Quarter

Karl Tate/SPACE.com

On May 3, 2013, SPACE.com visited the Galileo Restoration project in New Jersey, which intends to repair the shuttlecraft once used for filming the iconic TV series, "Star Trek." This photo shows the current condition of the Galileo shuttlecraft.

SPACE.com Staff Visits Galileo

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SPACE.com Managing Editor Tariq Malik (left) and SPACE.com Staff Writer Miriam Kramer walk inside the Galileo. Photo taken May 3, 2013.

Looking Into Galileo’s Door

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Looking into Galileo’s open 3-panel door. Photo taken May 3, 2013.

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