The newly reopened Space Shuttle Pavilion showcases the space shuttle Enterprise, the prototype NASA orbiter that paved the way for the space shuttle program. Seventeen dynamic exhibit zones feature original artifacts, photographs, audio, and films that immerse visitors in the science and history of Enterprise and the space shuttle era.
Visitors enter the Pavilion through a soundscape featuring actual conversations between mission control and Enterprise pilots during flight tests. The Soyuz TMA-6 space capsule, newly installed in the Pavilion, invites comparison between these two spacecraft. Exhibit displays explore the space shuttle design and highlight the talent behind the shuttle program. These and other experiences orbit around the exhibition centerpiece: the space shuttle Enterprise. Visitors can walk directly underneath the orbiter and visit an elevated platform for a dramatic view.