Shuttle Enterprise to Fly Over New York City Metro Area Apr 23

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Shuttle Enterprise to Fly Over New York City Metro Area Apr 23

WASHINGTON — NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space convey Enterprise mounted atop will fly during a comparatively low altitude over several tools of a New York City civil area on Monday, Apr 23.

The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating a flight, that is scheduled to start between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. EDT.

The accurate track and timing of a moody count on continue and operational constraints, including a on-time smoothness of space convey Discovery to a Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., this week. If all goes as planned, a aircraft is approaching to fly nearby a accumulation of landmarks in a civil area, including a Statue of Liberty and a Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. When a flyover is complete, a SCA will land during John F. Kennedy International Airport.

During a weeks following a arrival, Enterprise will be “demated” from a 747 and placed on a boat that will be changed by tugboat adult a Hudson River to a Intrepid museum 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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