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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Space Shuttle Enterprise exhibit has reopened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, eight months after the pavilion was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
The new pavilion for NASA’s retired shuttle was unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning.
“I think it’s amazing,” said visitor Linda James. “Just beautiful.”
The Enterprise arrived at the Intrepid with great fanfare piggybacked on a 747 jet, and opened to the public last July.
The old inflatable pavilion was ripped to shreds and deflated after storm waters from Sandy flooded the Intrepid’s main power supply and backup generators.
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“Sandy was such a punch in the face to all of New York and this is our story,” curator Eric Boehn said.
Since October, the Enterprise has remained…
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