Gallery: The Intrepid’s New Enterprise Space Shuttle Museum Could Land ...

The Intrepid Museum along the West Side Highway is more than just an enormous aircraft carrier ship docked to shore — the site’s complete title is the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. This will soon be easier to remember as plans have recently been revealed for its giant corresponding Space Shuttle museum just blocks away. If approved, the Space Shuttle Enterprise Museum will be an educational and public programming center, literally built around the giant space shuttle.

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  1. lazyreader November 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Despite it’s classical names and reputation, people forget Enterprise never flew into space. No engines were ever built into it and no heat shield was ever installed, It was launched as a full scale prototype to test internal systems and prove that it would survive the aerodynamic forces to survive launch and prove that it’s landing configuration would function.