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Looking up and into the front landing gear (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Looking up and into the front landing gear bay, the space shuttle Enterprise rests under the blue ceiling of its temporary home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (July 18, 2012)

First look: Space Shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid

The space shuttle Enterprise at its temporary home, the Enterprise Pavilion, opens to the public on Thursday at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Visitors will be allowed to walk underneath and around the original NASA orbiter that paved the way to America's shuttle program.

Journalists wait to enter the Enterprise Pavilion on
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Journalists wait to enter the Enterprise Pavilion on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan, where space shuttle Enterprise rests in its temporary home. The Enterprise Pavilion opens to the public Thursday. Visitors will be allowed to walk underneath and around the original NASA orbiter that paved the way for America's shuttle program. (July 18, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise rests under the blue
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

The space shuttle Enterprise rests under the blue ceiling of its temporary home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (July 18, 2012)

Looking up and into the front landing gear
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Looking up and into the front landing gear bay, the space shuttle Enterprise rests under the blue ceiling of its temporary home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (July 18, 2012)

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A look at the landing gear of the
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

A look at the landing gear of the space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (July 18, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea,
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

The space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. (July 18, 2012)

The space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea,
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

The space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (July 18, 2012)

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