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01.16.13 Bucky Turco

Ever since flood waters from Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum complex, thoroughly deflating Space Shuttle Enterprise’s cozy inflatable home, the prototype orbiter has sat on the aircraft carrier’s flight deck. As ANIMAL reported, this is not a good thing because the shuttle is not equipped to withstand […]

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12.13.12 Bucky Turco

Along with many of New York City’s storm-struck communities, a colossal waterfront facility in Hell’s Kitchen is also scrambling to recover. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum has been closed since Sandy hit landfall in late October and is expected to reopen December 21st according to spokesperson Ashley Allen. Flood waters damaged the floating […]

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11.08.12 Bucky Turco

“Due to damages to our Welcome Center from Hurricane Sandy, the Museum will be temporarily closed,” reads a notice on the Intrepid’s website. The decommissioned aircraft carrier which sustained a kamikaze attack when it was operating in the the Pacific during World War II, was shuttered because of the super-storm’s surging water according to a […]

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07.18.12 Bucky Turco

ANIMAL attended a press preview this afternoon for the debut of the Enterprise space shuttle exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Encased in a massive, pleasantly-cooled inflatable structure that sits atop the aircraft carrier’s flight deck, the prototype orbiter is displayed in a way that allows visitors to walk around and under […]

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06.06.12 Joshua Rivera

You’ve probably heard something about a space shuttle boarding the Intrepid today. You may not have heard how long it took. Here’s the whole four and a half hour spectacle presented in an awesome time-lapse video that’s less than thirty seconds long. Because time-lapse videos are your favorite. […]

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06.05.12 Joshua Rivera

Moving anything in NYC sucks, even space shuttles. Originally scheduled to have been at it’s new home aboard the Intrepid at about the time of this post, the Enterprise’s move has been set back a day. The shuttle sustained minor cosmetic damage to its right wing when a burst of wind caused it to graze […]

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05.10.12 Bucky Turco

New York City has dozens of historical sites that are competing for a $3 million grant to aid in their restoration and upkeep courtesy of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. People can vote online; the location with the most votes gets the glory (and the money). To read more about the […]

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04.24.12 Bucky Turco

Although not technically a space shuttle, since it never actually went into space, New York is more than happy to accept NASA’s retired orbiter Enterprise, but it’s not happening till the end of the week due to less than optimal weather conditions. According to NASA, the piggy-backed flyover of the city’s landmarks like the Statue […]

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04.12.11 Bucky Turco

Earlier today, NASA announced where it would be sending its retiring fleet of space shuttles and it looks like NYC will get an orbiter after all. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum won the honor of entombing Enterprise. It carries the distinction of being the first space shuttle ever built and the only one […]

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03.26.10 Bucky Turco

If New York City is going to get a space shuttle it can’t afford, it might as well be Discovery, right? Some say yes! […]

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