Friday, April 27, 2012

Space Shuttle Enterprise Lands At JFK

NEW YORK, New York -- NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Enterprise mounted atop have landed in at JFK airport New York City. 

The piggy-back ride flew at a relatively low altitude over various parts of the New York City metropolitan area near a variety of landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Intrepid.  

Several weeks following the arrival, Enterprise will be "demated" from the 747 and placed on a barge that will be moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in June. The shuttle will be lifted by crane and placed on the flight deck of the Intrepid where it will be on exhibit to the public starting this summer in a temporary climate-controlled pavilion. The Intrepid continues work on a permanent exhibit facility to showcase Enterprise that will enhance the museum's space-related exhibits and education curriculum.