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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Rebuilding the Starship Enterprise


The Smithsonian Institution is busy refurbishing the USS Enterprise from the original TV series. For years NCC 1701 hung proudly in the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum in a main floor display back in the museum's earlier years. Later, she warped down to the gift shop.

Now, the Enterprise finds herself in dry dock, being rebuilt by the able restoration crew of the Smithsonian, soon to fly proudly once again among the main floor displays. I took this picture of her as she once hung decades ago, back in the last millennium, when the show was in endless reruns on Channel 20 and quite possibly before the first Star Trek movie hit the big screens. I look forward to seeing her in her restored form.

For more, see: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/trekkies-needed-uss-enterprise-restoration-project-180956534/?no-ist and http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19740668000

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