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- The iconic Pathfinder Shuttle is well on the way to a full restoration. Since January 2021, crews have disassembled the model, evaluated the concrete support pillars, and removed the external tank foam. The solid rocket boosters received a fresh coat of paint, including new striping, in December. Our external tanks have been outfitted with new foam. Next, we will begin repairs to the foundation. That’s when things are going to get exciting as assembly of the new orbiter begins. The Rocket Center is working with an additive manufacturing company to 3D print a durable a new orbiter cover to ensure its long life as an outdoor display.