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Apr 12, 2011

Manhattan to get Space Shuttle Enterprise

Rendering of Shuttle at Intrepid
This year NASA is decommissioning the space shuttle program but every dark cloud has a silver lining. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum was recently announced to be the new home for Enterprise and land one of only four shuttles now retired. The New York Times' City Room reports:

Intrepid museum officials have said they plan to house the shuttle in a building they will construct on Pier 86, next to the decommissioned aircraft carrier that houses the museum. They have estimated that the shuttle could draw as many as a million sightseers to the city.

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