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Smithsonian to restore original USS Enterprise

The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC is calling on fans of Star Trek. It is in the process of restoring the original model of the USS Enterprise, the famous starship used in the original series. Trekkies are being called upon to help resurrect the 11 foot long model, which has been heavily modified.

Newsday spoke to curator Dr Margaret Weitekamp.

(Photo: A model of the Starship Enterprise-A, which was used for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and earlier movies. The model held at The Smithsonian is heavily modified, and requires restoration. Credit: BBC)

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