Saturday, January 21, 2012
The New Home for Enterprise
An artist's concept of Enterprise on temporary display aboard the Intrepid museum in New York City. Image source: Intrepid museum.
All sorts of false and absurd allegations have been made about how the orbiter Enterprise will be displayed at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.
One Houston writer falsely claimed that Enterprise would be displayed "next to a strip club."
Houston politicians schemed to seize Enterprise from New York, claiming Enterprise would be displayed in "a Big Apple parking lot."
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown alleged a "bait-and-switch" and claimed that Intrepid is "woefully unprepared to house the Enterprise Shuttle," hoping to seize the orbiter for the Air Force Museum in Dayton.
The Intrepid museum received title to Enterprise on December 11, effectively ending any schemes to acquire the orbiter through lies and smears.
On December 14, the Interpid museum published on its Twitter account an artist's concept of the temporary display for Enterprise. No parking lots, strip clubs or other dens of iniquity to be seen.