Intrepid Museum, Home of Shuttle Enterprise, Reopens after Hurricane Sandy Closure

NEW YORK — The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum — the home of the retired space shuttle orbiter Enterprise — reopened this morning (Dec. 21) for the first time since Hurricane Sandy left the converted aircraft carrier here in disrepair.

After a brief ribbon cutting ceremony with a group of school children from the Bronx, the museum and flight deck, housing the Enterprise, opened to the public after a six-week hiatus.

The space shuttle and museum on Manhattan's west side sustained damage during the late October hurricane, and while the museum isn't fully operational quite yet, the damage to the space shuttle was minimal, however dramatic looking, officials said.
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