Space Shuttle Enterprise Exhibit Reopens After Sandy

By: NNS/WABC/CBS
By: NNS/WABC/CBS

The space shuttle Enterprise is now open to visitors after an eight-month hiatus caused by damage from Super Storm Sandy.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday (7/10) on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where officials unveiled the temporary pavilion.

The former inflatable structure was destroyed during Sandy.

Officials say this steel-framed home is designed to withstand much harsher conditions.

In addition to housing the Enterprise, officials say the 230-foot long pavilion includes new interactive experiences designed to immerse visitors in the sights, sounds and stories of space.

The pavilion will also house the Russian Soyuz Space capsule.

No word on how long the shuttles will be housed in the pavilion.


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