Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Restored USS Enterprise Back on Display

In time for the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, the multi-year and careful restoration process of the original studio model of the USS Enterprise is complete. The model was used in Star Trek: The Original Series and is now back on the display at The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC with additional protection via a glass case to ensure its longevity, is on exhibit in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall. Besides the stem to stern restoration, the Smithsonian staff replaced the internal lighting with LEDs that will power on at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm ET every day that mimics how the ship looks when was lit for filming 50 years ago. More details on the restoration can be found here. Based on the picture, via Wrath of Dhan), it is well worth it make sure to be in the area when it is lit.

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