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Enterprise Bubble Reconstruction Underway Aboard Intrepid

Reconstruction of the bubble around the space shuttle Enterprise aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid on Manhattan's West Side as seen from Chopper 880 - Jan. 21, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Reconstruction of the bubble around the space shuttle Enterprise aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid on Manhattan’s West Side as seen from Chopper 880 – Jan. 21, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The space shuttle Enterprise is on its way to being open to the public.

When superstorm Sandy hit New York City, it destroyed the housing around the Enterprise on the deck of the Intrepid.

“There is no doubt that we all deflated with it,” museum president Susan Marenoff-Zausner told WCBS 880′ Peter Haskell in early December.

But construction is now underway to rebuild the bubble and once again let the public get up close and personal with the first space shuttle.

The Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the Intrepid after Sandy as seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

The Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the Intrepid after Sandy as seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

The shuttle itself also suffered minor damage to the vertical stabilizer, which they plan to repair.

SEE: More Photos of The Reconstruction

The museum itself has already reopened.