Shuttle Enterprise to Fly Over New York City Metro Area Friday

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Shuttle Enterprise to Fly Over New York City Metro Area Friday

WASHINGTON — NASA managers, in conference with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, have comparison Friday, Apr 27, to packet space convey Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York.

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. The timing and accurate track count on continue and operational constraints. If a moody is deferred for any reason, a notice will be issued.

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 be changed 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.

For 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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