In 1974 the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum received the original Enterprise Prop Model from Paramount Studios, now 50 years after the show first aired a new restoration project is under way.

One of the most iconic ships in science fiction history the model is in fact the one used to film the original series that aired from 1966 to 1969. This will actually be the 4th restoration of the model the last back in 1991, unlike previous short term restorations  however it will be placed in a climate controlled case and displayed in the  “Boeing Milestones of Flight” exhibit.

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