(WASHINGTON) — Weather permitting, space shuttle Enterprise will be flown into New York City on Friday as it makes it way towards its new home: the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
The shuttle is scheduled to depart from Dulles International Airport at 9:30 EDT atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747. As it flies into John F. Kennedy International Airport, Enterprise will pass by the Statue of Liberty and other nearby landmarks, allowing people to catch a glimpse of the shuttle in flight.
Once it lands, it will remain at the airport for several weeks before it is unmounted from the jumbo jet. Enterprise will then be placed on a barge and moved by tugboat up the Hudson River to the museum, where it will be on public display this summer.
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