Shuttle Enterprise Flight over New York City Metro Area Moved to Apr 27

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Shuttle Enterprise Flight over New York City Metro Area Moved to Apr 27

WASHINGTON — NASA managers, in coordination with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, tentatively are targeting Friday, Apr 27, for a packet of space convey Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York.

Managers shifted a moody from Wednesday to Friday since of a vast segment of low vigour winning a East Coast. The continue is likely to be some-more auspicious Friday.

NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with Enterprise mounted atop will fly during a comparatively low altitude over several tools of a New York City civil area on Friday. The aircraft is approaching to fly nearby a accumulation of landmarks, including a Statue of Liberty and Intrepid. After a flyover is complete, a SCA will land during JFK.

The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating a flight, that is scheduled to start between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. EDT, continue permitting. The accurate track and timing count on continue and operational constraints.

Enterprise was corresponding to a SCA Saturday morning and covers were propitious over a shuttle’s opening doors to forestall sleet penetration while a car awaits a send from Dulles. The covers will be private before flight.

Media will have entrance to a open areas during Dulles to perspective a depart of Enterprise. Media promulgation crews to Dulles should hit a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Office of Public Affairs during 703-417-8370.

During a weeks following a arrival, Enterprise will be demated from a 747 and placed on a boat that will pierce by tugboat adult a Hudson River to Intrepid in June. The convey will be carried by derrick and placed on a moody rug of a Intrepid, where it will be on vaunt to a open starting this summer in a proxy climate-controlled pavilion. The Intrepid continues to work on a permanent vaunt trickery to showcase Enterprise that will raise a museum’s space-related exhibits and preparation curriculum.

If a moody is deferred for any reason, an additional notice will be released.

For some-more information about NASA’s send of space shuttles to museums, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/transition

For information about NASA and group programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

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