Back in 2011, the Popstar and I attended the NoVaCon 2011 meet up in Northern Virginia. At that time we had the opportunity to visit the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum Hangar out in Chantilly. It was a great experience with a ton of things to see including, at the time, the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
For those of you who may be living under a rock, this past spring the Space Shuttle Enterprise came to New York. It was quite an exciting arrival, flying up and down the Hudson River with the hashtag #SpotTheShuttle trending as everyone turned their eyes (and iPhones) skyward to witness (and document) this very magical moment.
Although the Shuttle Pavillion opened back in June(?), yesterday I was afforded the opportunity to go see it for the first time in New York with my longtime friends Gaspar and Heather, who also happen to be as nutty about the shuttle as the Popstar and I.
I was honestly pretty impressed by the “temporary” display for the shuttle. You have far better views and access to it than you did in Chantilly. The content surrounding it was specific to the Enterprise as opposed to all the other things that had cluttered it previously. There’s even a pretty cool movie narrated by none other than Leonard Nimoy. It was definitely a great time, and I recommend it for anyone who has ever had the mere thought of what it would be like to travel into space.
The visit served as a good reminder that if you can dream it, with the right people you can make it come true. It also provided some motivation to finish off some things I have that right now are half-baked, so that I can move onto new and bigger things the visit inspired. It’s going to be good times and good fun, just like yesterday, for sure.
You can check out my entire Flickr Set: USS Intrepid and Shuttle Enterprise