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