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INTREPID MUSEUM AND ATLAS OBSCURA RETURNS WITH ONE STEP FOR CURIOSITY: A RARE LOOK INSIDE THE SPACE SHUTTLE ENTERPRISE
September 14, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM$20
By popular demand, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Atlas Obscura are back with the online space shuttle experience, One Step For Curiosity: A Rare Look Inside the Space Shuttle Enterprise, on Tuesday, September 14 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm ET.
This live, one-hour digital tour is part of a series of programs that offers a rare and up-close look at the Museum’s hidden gems and little-seen spaces, telling the remarkable history and stories behind them.
The Intrepid Museum’s Curator of Aviation, Eric Boehm, will take the audience inside the space shuttle. Joining Eric is retired NASA astronaut, Mario Runco Jr., who will share firsthand stories of what life in a space shuttle is like. The interior of Enterprise is not open to the public, and few people outside of NASA have had the opportunity to examine or even see inside this marvel of engineering!
Assembled 45 years ago, the space shuttle Enterprise was the prototype for the five orbiters that followed. Previous cramped capsules, like the one that took astronauts to the moon just a few years earlier, were akin to three humans living in a VW bus for 12 days. But the Enterprise was a model for a new space shuttle system, one which provided accommodation for seven astronauts and a massive cargo compartment.
Tickets are $20 and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-step-for-curiosity-a-rare-look-inside-the-space-shuttle-enterprise-tickets-167099395791