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Hurricane Damages Bubble Protecting Shuttle Enterprise

Space Shuttle Exhibit Collapses After Sandy (Photo), CNN “The space shuttle exhibit on the Intrepid, normally a giant grey bubble from the outside, has completely collapsed due to Sandy.” Keith’s note: This Instagram picture shows another view of the damage to the bubble that surrounded Enterprise. The museum’s live webcam (which stopped updating before the storm hit) shows the bubble before it was destroyed.

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  • October 30, 2012
New York Barge Driver Smashes Wing of Enterprise

Space shuttle sails through New York Harbor, CNN “The space shuttle Enterprise took a journey more akin to those of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise than its orbital sister ships on Sunday. The prototype shuttle floated on a barge through New York Harbor, from John F. Kennedy Airport en route to Bayonne, New Jersey.” Keith’s note: What no one seems to be mentioning is that the guys driving/pulling the barge […]

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  • June 4, 2012
Enterprise @NYC

Photo: Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives in New York “Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is seen off in the distance behind the Statue of Liberty, Friday, April 27, 2012, in New York. Enterprise was the first shuttle orbiter built for NASA performing test flights in the atmosphere and was incapable of spaceflight.”

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  • April 27, 2012
NASA Has Given Enterprise to New York's TBD Final Location

Space Shuttle Enterprise Is Now Officially A New Yorker, Says NASA, Gothamist “Our insider source tells us that today, “the official transfer of title of Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise from NASA to the Intrepid” was made. “The contract was signed by Lynn Cline, NASA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations and Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.” No take-backs, you guys!” – New […]

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  • November 23, 2011
Dayton Uses New White House Online Petition Process To Get A Shuttle

Dayton City Paper Donates Full Page Ad to Space Shuttle Enterprise Petition Effort “The quest to land retired Space Shuttle Enterprise at the National Museum of the United States Air Force received a major boost when Paul Noah, the publisher of the Dayton City Paper, donated a full page ad supporting the White House petition effort in the Oct. 18th LWV voters guide issue. The petition launched two weeks ago, […]

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  • October 24, 2011
Did NYC Mislead NASA About Shuttle Plans? Did NASA Check?

Ohio Senator Asks NASA to Wrest Shuttle From Intrepid Museum, NY Times “This report makes it evident that New York City was, and still is, woefully unprepared to house the Enterprise space shuttle. This also raises further questions about the thoroughness of NASA’s selection process — and I urge NASA to revisit its decision to send the Enterprise to New York.” After Winning Coveted Shuttle, Museum Changes the Plan for […]

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  • October 13, 2011
Houston Takes Another Shot at New York Over Shuttle Exhibit

Houston delegation wants a new shot at shuttle, Houston Chronicle “The museum does not own the land where it hopes to display the Enterprise, a parking lot across the busy West Side Highway owned by the New York State Department of Transportation. Nor does the museum have the zoning change that would be needed to build and operate a museum on land reserved for industrial manufacturing. “It’s obvious New York […]

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  • September 29, 2011
Texas Politicians Escalate Fight With New York and NASA

Letter from Texas House Delegation to NASA Administrator Bolden About Shuttle Decision “It is our hope that politics did not play a role in this historic decision. If there is no rational explanation based on definable factors for the choice of the Intrepid museum in New York City, and that the transfer of the Enterprise to that location will cost significantly more than a transfer to the Johnson Space Center […]

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  • April 17, 2011