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Houston, Texas: Star Trek (Original Series) Shuttlecraft (Gone)

The "Galileo" was featured in the original Star Trek TV series (1967). Restored in July 2013 after spending decades rotting in a warehouse. You can't climb inside (it's hollow) but it is a full-size prop.

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Star Trek (Original Series) Shuttlecraft

The full-size "Galileo" shuttlecraft film prop from the original Star Trek series had been on display at Space Center Houston, but was removed when new management felt that it didn't fit their mission statement of real-world space exploration. On November 4, 2022, it was announced that the prop will be moved to Ticonderoga, New York, where it will be on long-term display at the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour attraction.

[Michael Purvis, 11/14/2022]
Restored Star Trek Shuttle

Visited the Space Center in mid-May. The shuttlecraft hasn't been there for a couple of years, the docents say. They didn't know where it went.

[Rodney Wollam, 06/18/2021]

Perhaps it went to Taurus II or Talos IV, famous destinations for this Original Series prop.

Restored Star Trek (Original Series) Shuttlecraft

The shuttlecraft is only temporarily gone from the Johnson Space Center. It is on loan to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City from April to December 2016, when it should return to Houston.

[J.J. Kwashnak, 06/06/2016]
Restored Star Trek (Original Series) Shuttlecraft

Moved to New York as of 04/05/16 (temporarily they say) to a different museum.

[Jason, 04/10/2016]


Restored Star Trek (Original Series) Shuttlecraft

The shuttlecraft "Galileo."

[Jeremy, 07/06/2014]

This is the original prop created in 1967 for the Star Trek TV series, used for exterior views of the shuttlecraft. It's one of the highlights of the Space Center Houston tour, restored and put on display in 2013.

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