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The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits on display at the Sea, Air and Space Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in New York. The Pavilion will be open to the public Thursday, July 19, 2012.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise sits on display at the Sea, Air and Space Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in New York. The Pavilion will be open to the public Thursday, July 19, 2012.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Shuttle Enterprise opens in NYC

July 19, 2012

The Enterprise, a 150,000-pound mammoth of a flying machine, goes on public display July 19 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's

new Space Shuttle Pavilion. Encased in the center of an 

inflatable dome, the shuttle will be available for visitors to admire up

close from just feet away.