You won’t need to step a foot inside the Holodeck if you want to see the original Starship Enterprise.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (via The Hollywood Reporter), curators have fully restored the original U.S.S. Enterprise for display in a climate-controlled case in the Milestones exhibit. The Enterprise previously hung in the museum’s gift shop — a place deemed too damaging for such a huge piece of American pop culture.
Because this is a television model and not a working spacecraft — unfortunately — visitors will be able to see the inner workings of the ship’s design. While the front view looks like the Enterprise fans know and love, a walk-around to the port side reveals a less detailed section with LED lighting wires and internal motors.
Check out the following video from Trekcore for more info:
The most recent iteration of the Enterprise crew featuring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg, “Star Trek Beyond,” hits theaters July 22.
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