Enterprise Flies Over NYC

Retiring space shuttle gets piggy-back ride over Manhattan
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 27, 2012 8:06 AM CDT
Updated Apr 27, 2012 10:58 AM CDT
Look Up, NYC: Enterprise Flies Today
Enterprise takes a piggy-back ride over the New York City skyline.   (Getty Images)

An unusual flying object has landed at New York's JFK Airport: the space shuttle Enterprise. Before arriving this morning, it zoomed around New York City's airspace, riding on top of a modified jumbo jet as part of NASA's process of wrapping up the shuttle program. Enterprise is eventually going to make its new home in New York City at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, but it won't move into its new home until June. In the meantime, the Enterprise will remain at Kennedy. (Read more space shuttle stories.)

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