5o Terran Years ago tonight, on the Star Date above (Sept. 8 1966) Star Trek was launched across American TV screens. I watched it with my mom.
To celebrate the anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum restored the original model of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 for display in the Milestones of Flight Hall alongside The Spirit of St. Louis, the Bell X-1, Apollo 11 and other famous flyers.
Here’s a short video about the 3.5m (11′) model’s restoration:
Here’s some related images to celebrate this anniversary with: